“Two girls look at the Venus de Milo. ‘Somebody has knocked off her arms,’ one girl says. ‘I could do that,’ says the other. Dismemberment is the basic fact of the world they grow up in, a world feeding on stories of rape, kidnapping, murder. But the book opens out from our pulp myths into older stories-like that of Osiris, murdered and dismembered. And in this larger, cyclic perspective, killer and killed, kinds of desire, birth and death fuse in the complex act of the telling through which we shape and in turn are shaped. You won’t easily forget this book.” Rosmarie Waldrop
“Corin reinhabits American speech like a psychokiller dressed out in a victim’s skin.” Patricia Eakins
Audible.com version narrated by lovely Andi Arndt.