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The Made-up Man by [Karen Heuler]

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Does Alyson/Bob succeed? Does she/he get the raise that she/he deserves? Does Bob ultimately become as big a jerk as all the other men Alyson has dealt with? Who wins in the end? Silliness aside, Heuler's tale poses interesting choices and asks serious questions. - Danise Hoover, Booklist


I was quite awed by Heuler's vicious imagination, and I'd hate to be a character at *this* author's mercy. In the end, though, Alyson passes through her revenge fantasy, and her dark night of the soul, and emerges as a fascinating, multi-dimensional character one would like to have on the next barstool.... Read it soon. --

"A daring, challenging, intelligent novel that skewers gender stereotypes and expectations as it blasts society's lazy complicity in its everyday misogyny. And it's a novel that you should read.  Like now."--
Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep and In the Mean Time.

"What ultimately happens should remain in the closet, lest the dramatic ending ruin the anticipation! This page-turner is a contemporary look into the moral and psychological implications of one's cherished desires being manifested in reality .
. . a book that truly makes us ponder our life choices." --Laura Schultz, NY Journal of Books --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Karen Heuler's stories have appeared in over 60 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales. She's published a short-story collection, The Other Door, and the novels THE SOFT ROOM, Journey to Bom Goody, and THE MADE-UP MAN. She lives in NYC with her dog, Booker Prize, and her cat, Pulitzer. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B006J0LD0G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Livingston Press (December 6, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 6, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 550 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 222 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Tin House to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction, and others. She has published four novels and a novella, and her fourth story collection, The Clockworm and Other Strange Stories, was published by Tartarus Press in 2018. She also teaches fiction writing at NYU’s School of Professional Studies.

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