This is pleasure

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New York : Pantheon Books, [2019].
First edition.
9781524749132, 1524749133
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83 pages ; 19 cm


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New York : Pantheon Books, [2019].
First edition.
9781524749132, 1524749133


General Note
"This book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker ( on July 8, 2019" -- title page verso.
"In this powerful short fiction, Mary Gaitskill--whose searing honesty about gender relations has been legendary since the appearance of Bad Behavior in the 1980s--considers our moment through the lens of a particular #metoo incident. The effervescent and well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has long been one of Margot's best friends. When several women in his field accuse him of inappropriate touching and remarks, Gaitskill builds the account of his undoing through Quin and Margot's alternating voices, allowing readers to experience Quin as a whole person--one whose behavior toward women could be hurtful and presumptuous on the one hand, and keenly supportive on the other. Margot, an older woman who alternately despairs of and sympathizes with the positions of the younger women involved in Quin's case, is the thrumming engine of this remarkable piece of truthtelling. As Gaitskill has said, fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject, which she sees as subtly colored in shades of gray, rather than the black and white of our current conversations. Her compliment to her characters--and to her readers--is that they are unvarnished and real; her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don't always admire them, is a beacon of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gaitskill, M. (2019). This is pleasure (First edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gaitskill, Mary, 1954-. 2019. This Is Pleasure. Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gaitskill, Mary, 1954-. This Is Pleasure Pantheon Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gaitskill, Mary. This Is Pleasure First edition., Pantheon Books, 2019.

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