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'If you enjoyed Cat Person, this is for you' Evening Standard



The truth was that if a woman bit a man in an office environment, there would be a strong assumption that the man had done something to deserve it . . .





From the creator of Cat Person - the first short story to go viral - comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive collection about sex, dating and modern life. These are stories of women's lives now. They also happen to be horror stories. In some, women endure the horror. In others, they inflict it.



Here are women at work, at home, on dates, at the doctor's, with their families and with their friends. Here are women grappling with desire, punishment, guilt and anger. These are stories that make you feel fascinated but repelled, scared but delighted, revolted but aroused.



You Know You Want This shows why Kristen Roupenian is the most audacious new voice in American fiction. Funny, furious, sly and explicit, she takes a long, hard look at the messed-up power dynamic between men and women - and messes it up some more.



`You know you want to read this collection by the author of the viral short story Cat Person -One story in particular, The Good Guy, is chillingly accurate.' ELLE



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Fiction & PoetryHorrorFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 05/02/2019 ISBN-13: 9781787331105  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kristen Roupenian graduated from Barnard and holds a PhD in African Literature from Harvard. She is a Zell Fellow in the University of Michigan MFA program, and has received numerous awards for her work. She has studied with Laura Kasischke, Jeff Van der Meer and Claire Vaye Watkins. Her short story 'Cat Person' became a viral sensation when it was published by the New Yorker at the end of 2017, dubbed `the most talked-about short story ever'. You Know You Want This is her first book.

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If you’re looking for a new author proving ground at the forefront of great fiction writing, stop.

Including and barging past the viral hit Cat Person, Kristen Roupenian’s debut collection of shorts straddles and combines exquisite stories of real-world life and love with a shot of the weird, of mind-bending metaphysical horror. Devastating, twisted, lascivious, addictive—these are monstrous and macabre tales, from a pre-eminently skilled writer, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Gavin, Marketing Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 07/02/2019

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