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A bold, hilarious, and deeply felt collection of stories from the writer the New York Times called “the novelist of his generation” 

A boy eats his way to self-discovery, while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. In another story, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the tales, some first published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Playboy, that unfold in Lipsyte’s richly imagined world. Other stories feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multiuniversal truth of “the real-ass jumbo,” and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986.

Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, Venus Drive, The Fun Parts is Lipsyte at his best—an exploration of new voices and vistas in the form with which he began.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lipsyte expertly works the line between hilarity and pathos.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “In this second story collection, fierce satire mingles with warmth and pathos as Lipsyte showcases his knack for stylistic variety and tangles with the thorny human experiences of moving beyond one’s past or shedding one’s personal baggage…Lipsyte’s biting humor suffuses the collection, but it’s his ability to control the relative darkness of each moment that makes the stories so engrossing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The stories are all edgy, testing the boundaries between the ultra-real and the surreal.”

    Library Journal

  • “Smart, hip, super-talented writer.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March2013
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book for March2013
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2013 in Fiction
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