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    • Bad Behavior

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    • By: Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated by: Mary Gaitskill
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut collection, Bad Behavior - powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire that depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban-fringe generation as it searches for human connection. Now a classic, Bad Behavior made critical waves when it was first published, heralding Gaitskill's arrival on the literary scene and her establishment as a sharp, erotically charged, and audaciously funny writer of contemporary literature.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Veronica

    • By: Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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    As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion-modeling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica: an older wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader who comes to work with a personal "office kit" and a plaque that reads "Still Anal After All These Years".

    Non-member price: $38.96

    • The Mare

    • By: Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Christa Lewis, Sean Pratt, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
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    Velveteen Vargas is an 11-year-old from Brooklyn who is granted a summer vacation in the country, courtesy of the nonprofit Fresh Air Fund. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist on the fringe of Alcoholics Anonymous; and Paul, an academic who wonders what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Don’t Cry

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    • By: Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated by: Mary Gaitskill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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    In "College Town 1980", young people adrift in Ann Arbor, Michigan, debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; in the urban fairy tale "Mirror Ball", a young man steals a girl's soul during a one-night stand; and in "The Little Boy", a woman haunted by the death of her husband is finally able to grieve through a mysterious encounter with a needy child.

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 12: Surviving Darwin

    • By: Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, and others
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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    Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.

    Non-member price: $29.22