Cris Mazza's work has often been regarded as "disturbing" for its exploration of sexual politics, victimhood, personal accountability, and acts of sexual violence. With an introduction by Gina Frangello and a foreword by Rick Moody, Charlatan charts the development of a dynamic body of fiction by a writer due for discovery by millennial readers unsatisfied by mainstream feminism.
Cris Mazza is the author of over seventeen books.
Rick Moody is the author of more than a dozen books and a Guggenheim Fellow.
Gina Frangello is the author of four books and an editor at The Coachella Review.
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About the Author
Cris Mazza is the author of over seventeen books. Her first novel, How to Leave a Country, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction. Mazza is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Rick Moody is the author more than a dozen books. His work has been anthologized in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.
Gina Frangello is the author of four works of fiction and an editor at The Coachella Review. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of Other Voices Books.
Table of Contents
A Catalogue of Possible Forewords to the Selected Stories of Cris Mazza Rick Moody xv
Second Person (1979) 1
From Hunger (1981) 21
Animal Aces (1982) 37
Dead Dog (1982) 51
The Family Bed (1984) 61
Former Virgin (1984) 75
Let's Play Doctor (1985) 85
His Crazy Former Assistant and His Sweet Old Mother (1987) 95
Her First Bra (1987) 107
Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? (1988) 119
Revelation Countdown (1990) 143
Not Here (1990) 157
Between Signs (1990) 177
Hesitation (1991) 191
Dog & Girlfriend (1996) 197
My Husband's Best Friend (2002) 201
What If (2003) 203
Proportion (2003) 227
Trickle-Down Timeline (2004) 229
Our Time is Up (2005) 249
Twister Party (2013) 269