Lipsyte's acidic and pitch-black satires keep getting better—The Ask, about a middle-aged failure called Milo, was one of the best books of 2010. His new collection, The Fun Parts, contains many of the short stories he's published in The New Yorker and elsewhere, and exhibits the crackling dialogue and casually misanthropic messes he’s so good at crafting.
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|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 9am–10pm, Sun 10am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Bergen St; R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall|