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A. M. Homes

Biography

A. M. Homes

A. M. Homes is the author of the memoir THE MISTRESSE'S DAUGHTER and the novels THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, THE END OF ALICE, IN A COUNTRY OF MOTHERS and JACK, as well as the story collections THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS and THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW. She lives in New York City.

A. M. Homes

Books by A. M. Homes

by A. M. Homes - Fiction, Short Stories

A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection --- exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In "A Prize for Every Player," a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another --- finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away," Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.