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For nearly three decades, Gary Lutz has been writing quietly influential, virtuosic short fictions of antic despair. In barbed sentences of startling originality, Lutz gives voice to outcasts from conventional genders and monogamies—and even from the ruckus of their own bodies. Making their rounds of daily humiliations, Lutz's self-unnerving narrators find themselves helplessly trespassing on their own lives. Gary Lutz is considered one of the best writers alive by many. His writing defines what is literary. Contemporary of Sam Lipsyte, Diane Williams, Amy Hempel and Christine Schutt, Gary Lutz has always remained a step ahead. This omnibus volume, with an introduction by Brian Evenson, gathers all five of Lutz's sometimes hard-to-find collections and features sixty pages of previously uncollected stories—including his two longest.