Author:A. M. Homes

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Music for Torching

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial: April 2000

Seller ID: 13762

ISBN: 068817762X

Condition: Used - Good


As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the Kodacolor hues of the good life become nearly hallucinogenic.Laying bare th foundations of a marriage, flash frozen in the anxious entropy of a suburban subdivision, Paul and Elaine spin the quit terors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens out of control. From a strange and hilarious encounter with a Stepford Wife neighbor to an ill-conceived plan for a tattoo, to a sexy cop who shows up at all the wrong moments, to a housecleaning team in space suits, a mistress calling on a cell phone, and a hostage situationat a school, A.M. ... View more info

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The Mistress's Daughter

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): March 2008

Seller ID: 49241

ISBN: 0143113313

Condition: Used - Good


The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. "The Mistress's Daughter" is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history of both sets of her parents in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self. Daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly fun... View more info

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Safety of Objects

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HarperCollins: January 2003

Seller ID: 113839

ISBN: 0060564512

Condition: Used - Good


Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic "A Real Doll," the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; "Adults Alone," which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack-smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torching; and "Looking for Johnny," in which a kidnapped boy, having failed his abductor's expectations, is returned home. Brill... View more info

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May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: October 2013

Seller ID: 101327

ISBN: 014750970X

Condition: Used - Good


"A big American story with big American themes" ("Elle") from the author of the "New York Times"-bestselling memoir "The Mistress's Daughter" In this vivid, transfixing new novel, A. M. Homes presents a darkly comic look at twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation. Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his more successful younger brother, George, acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. When George's murderous temper results in a shocking act of violence, both men are hurled into entirely new l... View more info