A. M. Homes is an American fiction writer known for her controversial and strange stories and books. "A Real Doll
," A. M. Homes
's short story about a boy who dates, seduces, and eventually rapes his sister's Barbie doll, is one of the most twisted, disturbing pieces of fiction I've ever read—and also one of the best. It's shocking, funny, strange, challenging, and indescribably real.