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The Resource A boy's book of nervous breakdowns : stories, Tom Paine

A boy's book of nervous breakdowns : stories, Tom Paine

Label
A boy's book of nervous breakdowns : stories
Title
A boy's book of nervous breakdowns
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Tom Paine
Title variation
boys book of nervous breakdowns
Title variation remainder
stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The insightful and provocative stories in Tom Paine's collection spring from a series of seismic events that rocked the post-millennium world. News headlines from the last decade-the fall of Baghdad, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the BP oil spill-not only inspire the settings but also raise ethical questions that percolate throughout this ominous and timely work. A stark reminder of the challenges and resultant anxiety facing a global society, "A Boy's Book of Nervous Breakdowns" depicts the simultaneously dreamlike and brutally real experience of witnessing contemporary political and environmental catastrophes. Paine approaches the second U.S. invasion of Iraq through the eyes of a CBS radio journalist and her desperate Iraqi translator as they report the opening months of the attack and dodge dan- ger with a newborn in tow. In other stories, a father blames global warming for the drowning death of his daughter and journeys by horseback across the last of the Montana glaciers; a Japanese reggae band struggles under the radioactive umbrella of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; and a genius at Goldman Sachs invents a money-making algorithm, then ends his days with a tribe of headhunters in the Amazon. Paine masterfully orchestrates these episodic depictions of a failing civilization, however unnerving, through a wide array of perspectives, each tied to the other by Cassandra-like prophecies. Immediately compelling, "A Boy's Book of Nervous Breakdowns" confronts the harsh realities of our time with imaginative and moving vignettes that reinforce the fragility, greed, and heartache of the human condition
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Summary
Presents a collection of short stories inspired by news events from the past decade, including the fall of Baghdad, Occupy Wall Street, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450531
Cataloging source
DLC
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Paine, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
Series statement
Yellow shoe fiction
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  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
A boy's book of nervous breakdowns : stories, Tom Paine
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn906798343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780807161241
Lccn
2015012005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798343
Label
A boy's book of nervous breakdowns : stories, Tom Paine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn906798343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780807161241
Lccn
2015012005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798343

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