The Safety of Objects, A.M Homes' first collection of short stories, is as hilarious, perverse and extraordinary as all of Homes' books. In one of the stories, a girl's blonde Barbie doll seduces her teenaged brother in an intense episode of erotic obsession; in others a couple go off the rails and smoke crack while their children are staying with their Grandmother; and a lawyer seeks revenge on his boss by urinating into his potted plant every evening. The stories are both bizarre and believable, very funny but also frightening and sad.
A.M. Homes is the author of several novels and two collections of stories. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair, she also writes for Art Forum, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. Among her many awards are Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships. She lives in New York.