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Mondo Barbie: An Anthology of Fiction and Poetry One of childhood's more sobering initiations comes with the discovery that Barbie's head pops off, she'll never wear flats, and her boyfriend is a...Mondo Barbie: An Anthology of Fiction and PoetryFiction, Short Stories One of childhood's more sobering initiations comes with the discovery that Barbie's head pops off, she'll never wear flats, and her boyfriend is a...1993-04-30St. Martin's Press
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Mondo Barbie: An Anthology of Fiction and Poetry

Genre: Fiction, Short Stories; Author: Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody; Status: In Season; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

One of childhood’s more sobering initiations comes with the discovery that Barbie’s head pops off, she’ll never wear flats, and her boyfriend is a eunuch. A collection of poems and stories, Mondo Barbie dramatizes the lasting impression this Lilliputian bombshell has made on post-boom generations. In A.M. Homes’ sidesplitting ”A Real Doll,” a boy lusts after his sister’s fully animated Barbie; John Varley’s ”The Barbie Murders” features a futuristic colony of ghoulish Barbie look-alikes; Rebecca Brown outs Barbie; and Gregg Shapiro dresses like her. Considering its plastic catalyst, this is an imaginative and curiously touching anthology. A-

Originally posted April 30 1993 — 12:00 AM EDT

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