A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library. A beautiful heiress follows a strange man home, seeking sexual abandon; he only wants to watch game shows. A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be false, she leaves him. A wife whose husband has just returned from the war asks herself: Can she still love a man who has no lips? Aimee Bender's short stories portray, in glorious prose, a world twisted on its axis.