A man is seduced into a misanthropically charged symbiosis with the insects infesting his cottage - he has entered "Flytopia." In "A Story for Europe," a two-year-old English child utters his first, halting words . . . in business German. In "Caring, Sharing," status-conscious New Yorkers navigate the perils of dating along with their very literal "inner children." In "The Rock of Crack as Big as the Ritz," a black Londoner discovers an enormous rock of crack cocaine underpinning his house - and quickly turns it into an efficient little empire. In the title story a psychoanalyst strips away all the sangfroid of his professionalism to find beneath . . . precisely nothing. And in the short novella "The Nonce Prize," a man framed for a sex crime he didn't commit finds that his only way out is to win a short-story competition.
- The Rock of Crack as Big as the Ritz
- A Story for Europe
- Dave Too
- Caring, Sharing
- Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys
- Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo: A Manual
- The Nonce Prize
Original title: Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
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