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by Mary Gaitskill

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    Oct 2005, 240 pages
    Jul 2006, 288 pages

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Mary Gaitskill is the author of 3 books, and many short stories and essays (see below for details).  She was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1954, attended the University of Michigan (where she became a born-again Christian at age 21, but lapsed six-months later), and has lived in Toronto, San Francisco and Marin County, California.  She married writer Peter Trachtenberg in 2001 and currently lives in New York.

She first tried to get her work published when she was 23, but it was not until over a decade later in 1988 that she succeeded with the  short story collection, Bad Behavior.

Her fiction typically focuses on female ...

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