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The Resource Aerogrammes : and other stories, Tania James

Aerogrammes : and other stories, Tania James

Label
Aerogrammes : and other stories
Title
Aerogrammes
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Tania James
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world. In "Light & Luminous," a gifted instructor of Indian dance falls victim to the vanity and insecurities that have followed her into middle age. In "Tonto and the Undertaker," a widower copes with his loss by cruising Kentucky highways and burying roadkill. In "The Scriptological Review" a damaged young man obsessively studies his father's handwriting in hopes of making sense of his suicide. And in "What to Do with Henry," a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child her husband left behind in Sierra Leone, as well as an orphaned chimpanzee who comes to anchor this strange new family. Tania James once again introduces us to a host of delicate, complicated, and beautifully realized characters who find themselves separated from their friends and families and communities by race and pride and grief"--
Summary
"From the highly acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns ("Dazzling. . . One of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith's White Teeth" --San Francisco Chronicle) a bravura collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world. In "Light & Luminous," a gifted instructor of Indian dance falls victim to the vanity and insecurities that have followed her into middle age. In "Tonto and the Undertaker," a widower copes with his loss by cruising Kentucky highways and burying roadkill. In "The Scriptological Review" a damaged young man obsessively studies his father's handwriting in hopes of making sense of his suicide. And in "What to Do with Henry," a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child her husband left behind in Sierra Leone, as well as an orphaned chimpanzee who comes to anchor this strange new family. With Aerogrammes, Tania James once again introduces us to a host of delicate, complicated, and beautifully realized characters who find themselves separated from their friends and families and communities by race and pride and grief"-- Provided by publisher
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10061359
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DLC
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James, Tania
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A458
LC item number
A68 2012
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Disabilities
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
Aerogrammes : and other stories, Tania James
Link
978-0-307-26891-4.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Lion and panther in London -- What do to with Henry -- The gulf -- The Scriptological Review: A last letter from the editor -- Aerogrammes -- Ethnic Ken -- Light & luminous -- Escape key -- Girl marries ghost
Control code
2011033755
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780307268914
Lccn
2011033755
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn745979745
Label
Aerogrammes : and other stories, Tania James
Link
978-0-307-26891-4.jpg
Publication
Contents
Lion and panther in London -- What do to with Henry -- The gulf -- The Scriptological Review: A last letter from the editor -- Aerogrammes -- Ethnic Ken -- Light & luminous -- Escape key -- Girl marries ghost
Control code
2011033755
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780307268914
Lccn
2011033755
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn745979745

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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