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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed edition (1 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684857022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684857022
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.2 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,247,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Charbonneau "Denver Post" The In-Your-Face school of short fiction has a new member. With "My Date with Satan," Stacey Richter joins the likes of Thom Jones and Denis Johnson. Her debut collection is never dull, with explosive plot lines, sharp dialogue...paragraphs burst in the reader's face.

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By A Customer on 21 July 1999
Format: Paperback
Stacey Richter's, My Date With Satan, is a wonderful collection of short stories that had me laughing, crying, and puzzled with thought. Her stories were unique in approach, narration, and content. In how many other books can you read about a sculpting greyhound?? In Richter's book, you can. I found myself sharing the stories with people on the train. This book is ideal if you are the person who doesn't always have a lot of time to read, because the stories are not very long, (about twenty pages,) yet full of rich plot and wonderful characters. I promise you will enjoy this incredible compilation of imaginative stories. Bravo Stacey Richter!!
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By A Customer on 6 July 1999
Format: Paperback
About halfway through reading The New Yorker's recent fiction issue -- which focused on young writers and was incredibly laborious with few thinking?? They left out Stacey Richter.
I really hope she gets her name out, since I pretty much tripped over it by accident.
"An Island of Boyfriends," "Sally's Story," "Prom Night" all gave me that geez-I've-never-thought-about-that feeling. She has a young, quick style that puts the focus squarely on how it sounds in your mind when you read it.
The industry buzz has been that the short story is back. This should be on the A-list of this year's story collections.
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By A Customer on 25 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
Only Donald Barthelme's stories have gotten me as hooked as quickly as Stacey Richter's. "A Prodigy of Longing", "Prom Night", and "Sally's Story" seemlessly weave the most exquisite revelations of love and loneliness into a trippy, 90s suburban landscape. In prose that is hip and radiant, elegant and truly funny, Richter unveils the fragility of happiness. And just when you think things can't get any more sardonic, there are beautifully poetic gestures of hope. Uncanny! Without a doubt, the coolest book I've read in a very long time.
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By A Customer on 30 July 1999
Format: Paperback
With the appearances of Aimee Bender's "The Girl in The Flammable Skirt" and Lorrie Moore's "Birds of America" my attention has not been swayed from the short story genre. Stacey Richter is a wonderful new addition to creative fiction and the short story that offers a strong voice, imagination, and laugh out loud content. I hope the voices of the MFA creative writing programs of the 80's continue to write and find publishers. Stacey Richter's "My Date With Satan" has been an enjoyable read.
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By A Customer on 23 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
From the Vince Peranio-style jewel-sprinkled acid-blue jello bundt mold on the cover to the rousing finale of "Goal 666" and beyond, this collection of short stories is magical stuff. Stacey Richter is a brilliant prose stylist with a fantastic and mordantly funny imagination whose deft sleights-of-hand in stories such as "Goal 666" and "Sally's Story" will leave you breathless with wonder. A great debut.
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