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The Body Parts Shop, The Body Parts Shop, 1573661201, 1-57366-120-1, 978-1-57366-120-1, 9781573661201,

The Body Parts Shop
by Lynda Schor

Quality Paper
2005. 175 pp.
Price:  $16.95 t

The Body Parts Shop is a collection of intriguingly perverse, provocative tales that encompass both the beautiful and grotesque nature of human interaction. The stories combine as a wayward declaration to the physical form, while independently delving into the secret and sordid recesses of our darker subconscious. "The History of My Breasts" is an enchantingly bizarre tale of outrageous and unapologetic infatuation. "The Scalp Agency" chronicles the efforts of a bald stockbroker to buy himself a new head of hair. In Lynda Schor's satirical view of America, every message is an advertisement and everything is for sale-our beliefs, our thoughts, our private moments, and our body parts.

Lynda Schor is the author of the short fiction collections Appetites (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2000), and True Love & Real Romance (Coward, McCann & Geoghega, 1979). Her stories, one of which was nominated for an O. Henry Award, have appeared in many literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. She has won many grants and prizes, including two Maryland State Arts Council grants. She is the fiction editor for the online literary magazine Salt River Review. She lives in New York City and teaches at the New School University.

"Whether it is school shootings, chimp actors, Barbie conventions, or hair replacement infomercials, Schor flips over the dark underbelly of America, exposing humorous-and often sexy-details that might have passed other, less gifted writers by" --Dalton Conley, author of <i>Honkey</i>

"Lynda Schor's stories are as dazzling as her readers have come to expect. She is a master of satire, full of invention and wit, yet beneath the hilarious going-on in her work runs a deep vein of melancholy. This is a terrific and exhilarating collection." --Lynne Sharon Schwartz, author of Leaving Brooklyn

"Lynda Schor, deservedly widely published, has been honing her original and satirical voice, her writerly craft, for years, and its shows: She's an immensely gifted, completely eccentric writer, unafraid of risks, whether in form or context." --Janice Eidus, author of <i>The Celibacy Club</i>

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