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San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of the YearBoston Globe's "Best Fiction of 2014"Roxane Gay's Top Ten Books of the Year An Amazon Best Short Story Collection of 2014An iBook Best of 2014 A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world.Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In "Girl on Girl," a high school freshman goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend. An insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can't have in "Meteorologist Dave Santana.

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