Lee Upton's The Tao of Humiliation has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014! Called "masterful stories by a writer of great lyrical gifts" in a starred Kirkus review published earlier this year, "these 17 tales explore personal and familial relationships with both pathos and humor—and all are well worth reading." Alternately chilling, funny, devastating, and hopeful, these 17 stories examine the course of humiliation, introducing us to a theater critic who winds up in a hot tub with the actress he routinely savages in reviews; a biographer who struggles to discover why a novelist stopped writing; a student who contends with her predatory professor; and the startling scenario of the last satyr meeting his last woman. Upton’s characters backtrack into the past, then make their way forward with humiliation as their guide. Congratulations to Lee Upton for this amazing honor! See the entire list of Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction Books of 2014. The Tao of Humiliation is in stock now at the BOA Bookstore!
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