Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read.

I’ve been in a short story mood recently, and I’ve heard that some of these stories have elements of magical realism in them, which always intrigues me. I’m definitely looking forward to grabbing a copy of this sometime.

Title: The Color Master: Stories
Author: Aimee Bender
Publisher: Doubleday
Hardcover: 222 pages
Summary (taken from Goodreads):

In this collection, Bender’s unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex, and family—while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with flowing hair of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard, where a group of people await her. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. Two sisters travel deep into Malaysia, where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds.

In these deeply resonant stories—evocative, funny, beautiful, and sad—we see ourselves reflected as if in a funhouse mirror. Aimee Bender has once again proven herself to be among the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent writers of our time.

What’s on your wishlist?

6 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

  1. This cover makes me want to read the book SOO badly! I am a sucker for beautiful covers but then, who isn’t, eh? ? Uhhh….okay, let me think. There are a dozen books on my wishlist right now but the one I really very badly want to read is Godsgrave, second installment to The Nevernight Chronicles. ?

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