Aliens of Affection marks new territory for Padgett Powell, picking up where his first collection of stories, Typical, left off. Although his characters continue to revolt against the received instructions of modern American living--refusing to be dunked in what Saul Bellow has called the "marinade of correctness"--their concerns are less for indepence than for the maintenance of sanity itself. In this sometimes surrealistic terrain, "affection was that which, and the only thing on earth which, you should be eternally ...

Aliens of Affection 1999, Holt McDougal

ISBN-13: 9780805060003

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Aliens of Affection 1998, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805052138