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Better living through plastic explosives: stories
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New York : Pintail, 2012.
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218 pages ; 21 cm.
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Central
FICTION Gartner, Z.
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From an emerging master of short fiction and one of Canada's most distinctive voices, a collection of stories as heartbreaking as those of Lorrie Moore and as hilariously off-kilter as something out of McSweeney's.

In Better Living through Plastic Explosives, Zsuzsi Gartner delivers a powerful second dose of the lacerating satire that marked her acclaimed debut, All the Anxious Girls on Earth, but with even greater depth and darker humour. Whether she casts her eye on evolution and modern manhood when an upscale cul-de-sac is thrown into chaos after a redneck moves into the neighbourhood, international adoption, war photography, real estate, the movie industry, motivational speakers, or terrorism, Gartner filets the righteous and the ridiculous with dexterity in equal, glorious measure. These stories ruthlessly expose our most secret desires, and allow us to snort with laughter at the grotesque world we'd live in if we all got what we wanted.

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"First published in Hamish Hamilton hardcover by Penguin Canada, a division of Pearson Canada, Inc., 2011"--T.p. verso.
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Gartner, Z. (2012). Better living through plastic explosives: stories. New York: Pintail.

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Gartner, Zsuzsi. 2012. Better Living Through Plastic Explosives: Stories. New York: Pintail.

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Gartner, Zsuzsi, Better Living Through Plastic Explosives: Stories. New York: Pintail, 2012.

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Gartner, Zsuzsi. Better Living Through Plastic Explosives: Stories. New York: Pintail, 2012. Print.

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