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Sam Lipsyte's new book of short stories is brutally hilarious

Sam Lipsyte is angry--or maybe just his characters are. God knows they've got reason. Life has left most of them firmly behind. Promising starts have fizzled in a cloud of drugs or failure or just bad luck, and they find themselves in studio apartments and lifeless marriages, overeducated and underemployed. They also have the misfortune to live in America in 2013, where the worship of celebrity and money seems to grow in inverse proportion to the wealth of opportunity for the rest of us. They have been priced out of the life they think should be theirs, so yeah, they're pretty...

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