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The Resource A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams

A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams

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A selfie as big as the Ritz
Title
A selfie as big as the Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Lara Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'A dark wonder. An often harrowing (and in parts, very, very funny) debut, it targets the unfathomable nonsense of relationships, work and modern living with a keen eye, head-spinning wordplay and enough compassion to crush your heart. Buy it for everyone you know.' --The Skinny. She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone overweight. Roller dexter of eligible friends rattling thin. Thirties breathing down her neck like an inappropriate uncle. She jogs. Looks good in turquoise. Finds herself punctuating gas 'better out than in!' patting her stomach like a department store Santa. This is who I am, she thinks. The women in Lara Williams' debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In 'One of Those Life Things,' a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In 'Penguins,' a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In 'Treats,' a single woman comes to terms with her loneliness. As Williams' characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on"--
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Summary
A collection of short stories focuses on women trying to navigate their lives, including a woman whose relationship goes sour in the most romantic city on earth and another woman who supports her best friend through an abortion
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Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597534
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams
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
Contents
  • Dates
  • Treats
  • Taxidermy
  • Penguins
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Here's to you
  • Sundaes at the tipping yard
  • Safe spaces
  • A single lady's manual for parent/teacher evening
  • A selfie as big as the Ritz
  • It begins
  • The getting of the cat
  • As understood by the women
  • Tributaries
  • A lover's guide to meeting shy girls; or; Breakup record
  • One of those life things
  • Both boys
  • Where I am supposed to be
  • This small written thing
  • Beautiful existence
  • It's a shame about Ray
Control code
ocn989862574
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781250126627
Lccn
2017025683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989862574
Label
A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dates
  • Treats
  • Taxidermy
  • Penguins
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Here's to you
  • Sundaes at the tipping yard
  • Safe spaces
  • A single lady's manual for parent/teacher evening
  • A selfie as big as the Ritz
  • It begins
  • The getting of the cat
  • As understood by the women
  • Tributaries
  • A lover's guide to meeting shy girls; or; Breakup record
  • One of those life things
  • Both boys
  • Where I am supposed to be
  • This small written thing
  • Beautiful existence
  • It's a shame about Ray
Control code
ocn989862574
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781250126627
Lccn
2017025683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989862574

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