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The Resource Beasts & children : [stories], by Amy Parker

Beasts & children : [stories], by Amy Parker

Label
Beasts & children : [stories]
Title
Beasts & children
Title remainder
[stories]
Statement of responsibility
by Amy Parker
Title variation
Beasts and children
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'ss 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
Cataloging source
UOJ
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1975-
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Parker, Amy
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3616.A7434
LC item number
A6 2016b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Susan Bennett
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  • Bennett, Susan
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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Families
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Beasts & children : [stories], by Amy Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sub-title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
Control code
ocn944534688
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501907036
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CS0341
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o944534688
  • (OCoLC)944534688
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Beasts & children : [stories], by Amy Parker
Publication
Note
Sub-title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
Control code
ocn944534688
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501907036
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CS0341
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o944534688
  • (OCoLC)944534688
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • MCML Mitchell Library - West WoodlandsBorrow it
      8125 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX, 77382, US
      30.18243 -95.56151
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