• Author : Kristen Roupenian
  • Release Date : 15 January 2019
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781982101657
Ratings: 3.5
From 5 Voters
Get This Book

Download Or Read "Cat Person" and Other Stories eBook PDF

Book excerpt: FEATURING A BRAND NEW STORY “What’s special about ‘Cat Person,’ and the rest of the stories in You Know You Want This, is the author’s expert control of language, character, story—her ability to write stories that feel told, and yet so unpretentious and accessible that we think they must be true.” —The New York Times Book Review “Kristen Roupenian isn’t just an uncannily great writer, she also knows things about the human psyche—things that I always supposed I would learn at some point, but never did…The world has made a lot more sense since reading this book.” —Miranda July, New York Times bestselling author “If you think you know what this collection will be like, you’re wrong. These stories are sharp and perverse, dark and bizarre, unrelenting and utterly bananas. I love them so, so much.” —Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award Finalist and author of Her Body and Other Parties A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex—and often darkly funny—connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. Previously published as You Know You Want This, “Cat Person” and Other Stories brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a ten-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker. Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable—or worse, understood—as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.”

 Cat Person  and Other Stories

Cat Person and Other Stories

Author : Kristen Roupenian
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

FEATURING A BRAND NEW STORY “What’s special about ‘Cat Person,’ and the rest of the stories in You Know You Want This, is the author’s expert control of language, character, story—her ability to write stories that feel told, and yet so unpretentious and accessible that we think ...

Cat Person

Cat Person

Author : KRISTEN. ROUPENIAN
Publisher : Jonathan Cape
Genre : Uncategorized
Get Book

She thought, brightly, This is the worst life decision I have ever made! And she marvelled at herself for a while, at the mystery of this person who'd just done this bizarre, inexplicable thing. Margot meets Robert. They exchange numbers. They text, flirt and eventually have sex - the type ...

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018

Author : Sheila Heti,826 National
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Literary Collections
Get Book

Sheila Heti, author of the acclaimed How a Person Should Be? and coeditor of the best-selling anthology Women in Clothes, along with the students of 826 Valencia writing lab will edit this year’s anthology. Their compilation includes new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one ...

You Know You Want It

You Know You Want It

Author : Eric Daman
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Genre : Self-Help
Get Book

The Emmy-winning costume designer for Gossip Girl and Sex & the City counsels women on how to develop a flattering personal clothing style that takes body type and fashion into account....

Call It What You Want

Call It What You Want

Author : Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Get Book

New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father's failed suicide ...

My Life with Bob

My Life with Bob

Author : Pamela Paul
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Warby Parker Blog Book Pick • Google Talks • ...

You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

Author : Nina LaCour,David Levithan
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Get Book

You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time. Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat ...

The Girls  Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Author : Melissa Bank
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

After following the advice from a manual called "How to Meet and Marry Mr Right", Jane learns that in love there is neither pattern nor promise. This is a funny collection of connected stories and a portrait of Jane, a woman manoeuvring her way through love, sex and relationships....

I Know You Know

I Know You Know

Author : Gilly Macmillan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

From New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan comes this original, chilling and twisty mystery about two shocking murder cases twenty years apart, and the threads that bind them. Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a ...

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Author : Sharon M. Draper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Get Book

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time....

Forget You Know Me

Forget You Know Me

Author : Jessica Strawser
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

The next “masterful” (Publishers Weekly) novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" (Adriana Trigiani), hailed as “immensely satisfying” (Kathleen Barber) and “that book you can’t put down” (Sally Hepworth). A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see. The secrets it exposes threaten to ...

Half Shell Propheces

Half Shell Propheces

Author : Ruthanne Reid
Publisher : Ruthanne Reid
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

FRIGHTENED MONSTERS. STOLEN TIME. AND ONE SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATED DAMSEL. Katie ran from the magical world years ago. She never planned on being dragged back in by a prophesying clamshell. The seers believe she alone can prevent an apocalypse of ruined time and broken worlds. Bran the Crow King believes she ...

I Want You to Know We re Still Here

I Want You to Know We re Still Here

Author : Esther Safran Foer
Publisher : Crown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST • “Part personal quest, part testament, and all thoughtfully, compassionately written.”—The Washington Post “Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America’s leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And ...

If You Want to Make God Laugh

If You Want to Make God Laugh

Author : Bianca Marais
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

From the author of the beloved Hum If You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries. In a squatter camp ...

The Gaggle

The Gaggle

Author : Jessica Massa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Family & Relationships
Get Book

A Harvard-trained psychologist and creator of the popular blog, WTF Is Up With My Love Life?! describes modern "non-dating" practices while profiling 10 male personalities with whom such activities can be enjoyed in fulfilling ways....