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The Resource Beasts & children, Amy Parker., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Beasts & children, Amy Parker., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Beasts & children
Title
Beasts & children
Statement of responsibility
Amy Parker.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Lorrie Moore, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Rebecca Lee, this debut story collection cuts into the sometimes dark heart of the American family. From the tense territory of a sagging, grand porch in Texas to a gated community in steamy Thailand to a lonely apartment in nondescript suburbia, these linked stories unwind the lives of three families as they navigate ever-shifting landscapes. Wry and sharp, dark and subversive, they keep watch as these characters make the choices that will change the course of their lives and run into each other in surprising, unforgettable ways. The Bowmans are declining Texas gentry, heirs to an airline fortune, surrounded by a patriarch's stuffed trophies and lost dreams. They will each be haunted by the past as they strive to escape its force. The Fosters are diplomats' kids who might as well be orphans. Jill and Maizie grow up privileged amid poverty, powerless to change the lives of those around them and uncertain whether they have the power to change their own. The Guzmans have moved between Colombia and the United States for two generations, each seeking opportunity for the next, only to find that the American dream can be as crushing as it is elusive. Amy Parker's debut collection considers--with an unfailingly observant eye--our failures and our successes, our fractures and our connections, our impact and our evanescence. She marks herself a worthy heir to the long tradition of smart women casting cool and careful glances at the American middle class"--
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Parker, Amy
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Families
  • Poverty
  • Fate and fatalism
Label
Beasts & children, Amy Parker., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The white elephant -- Rainy season -- The balcony -- Endangered creatures -- Beasts and children -- Catastrophic molt -- The corpse diver -- Sunfish -- A neighborly day for a beauty -- Grace
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544370166
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016155571
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020793480
Label
Beasts & children, Amy Parker., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The white elephant -- Rainy season -- The balcony -- Endangered creatures -- Beasts and children -- Catastrophic molt -- The corpse diver -- Sunfish -- A neighborly day for a beauty -- Grace
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544370166
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016155571
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020793480

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