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Aimee Bender's 'The Color Master' paints worlds of wonder
In Leonora Carrington's 1938 short-story masterpiece "The Debutante," a young woman wants to disobey her mother's orders to go to a debutante ball, so she asks a hyena she has befriended to go in her place. The hyena fits into her ball gown but there is then the issue of the hyena's face so — spoiler-to-end-all-spoilers alert — they decide the hyena will tear off the maid's face and use it as her own.
By Porochista Khakpour
August 8, 2013