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The Resource Assorted fire events : stories, David Means

Assorted fire events : stories, David Means

Label
Assorted fire events : stories
Title
Assorted fire events
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
David Means
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a married man consummating a hazy summer affair and getting lost in a reverie that explains the far-away look in his eyes" ("Coitus") to a recently widowed mother who must decide what to do with a video of her honeymoon love-making ("The Widow Predicament"), David Means probes the depths of the human heart. The stories collected here range the American landscape: suburban sprawl leads to disastrous consequences in Pushcart Prize-winning "What They Did;" a Depression-era hobo holds on to a freight train that roars through the desert night as well has his scattered past ("The Grip"); sneaking into a wedding reception, a homeless man forever changes the lives of all present ("The Interruption"); and in "The Railroad Incident," a business executive sheds his shoes for an evening walk straight into the heart of darkness. Everywhere crystalline moments emerge that seem strange yet gritty and remarkably real. Means never fails to find the locus of grace and redemption in the most complex, and sometimes horrifying situations
Summary
A new collection of stories by the 1999 Pushcart Prize winner introduces readers to a colorful cast of characters as they struggle with personal epiphanies and moments of fate
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2000.
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005106
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Means, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Assorted fire events : stories, David Means
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
  • The widow predicament
  • Tahorah
  • The gesture hunter
  • Assorted fire events
  • The woodcutter
  • Railroad incident, August 1995
  • Coitus
  • What they did
  • Sleeping Bear lament
  • The reaction
  • The grip
  • What I hope for
  • The interruption
Control code
ocm45037745
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781893956056
Lccn
00133360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45037745
Label
Assorted fire events : stories, David Means
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
  • The widow predicament
  • Tahorah
  • The gesture hunter
  • Assorted fire events
  • The woodcutter
  • Railroad incident, August 1995
  • Coitus
  • What they did
  • Sleeping Bear lament
  • The reaction
  • The grip
  • What I hope for
  • The interruption
Control code
ocm45037745
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781893956056
Lccn
00133360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45037745

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