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The Resource Barbara the slut : and other people, Lauren Holmes

Barbara the slut : and other people, Lauren Holmes

Label
Barbara the slut : and other people
Title
Barbara the slut
Title remainder
and other people
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Holmes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short-circuit, and a genius for revealing our most vulnerable, spirited selves. In "Desert Hearts," a woman takes a job selling sex toys in San Francisco rather than embark on the law career she pursued only for the sake of her father. In "Pearl and the Swiss Guy Fall in Love," a woman realizes she much prefers the company of her pit bull--and herself--to the neurotic foreign fling who won't decamp from her apartment. In "How Am I Supposed to Talk to You?" a daughter hauls a suitcase of lingerie to Mexico for her flighty, estranged mother to resell there, wondering whether her personal mission--to come out--is worth the same effort. And in "Barbara the Slut," a young woman with an autistic brother, a Princeton acceptance letter, and a love of sex navigates her high school's toxic, slut-shaming culture with open eyes. With heart, sass, and pitch-perfect characters, Barbara the Slut is a head-turning debut from a writer with a limitless career before her"--
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Summary
"A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short-circuit, and a genius for revealing our most vulnerable, spirited selves. In "Desert Hearts," a woman takes a job selling sex toys in San Francisco rather than embark on the law career she pursued only for the sake of her father. In "Pearl and the Swiss Guy Fall in Love," a woman realizes she much prefers the company of her pit bull--and herself--to the neurotic foreign fling who won't decamp from her apartment. In "How Am I Supposed to Talk to You?" a daughter hauls a suitcase of lingerie to Mexico for her flighty, estranged mother to resell there, wondering whether her personal mission--to come out--is worth the same effort. And in "Barbara the Slut," a young woman with an autistic brother, a Princeton acceptance letter, and a love of sex navigates her high school's toxic, slut-shaming culture with open eyes. With heart, sass, and pitch-perfect characters, Barbara the Slut is a head-turning debut froma writer with a limitless career before her"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435904
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Lauren
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Barbara the slut : and other people, Lauren Holmes
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
How am I supposed to talk to you? -- Weekend with Beth, Kelly, Muscle, and Pammy -- Mike anonymous -- I will crawl to Raleigh if I have to -- Desert hearts -- Pearl and the Swiss guy fall in love -- New girls -- My humans -- Jerks -- Barbara the slut
Control code
ocn893894760
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781594633782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025090586
System control number
(OCoLC)893894760
Label
Barbara the slut : and other people, Lauren Holmes
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
How am I supposed to talk to you? -- Weekend with Beth, Kelly, Muscle, and Pammy -- Mike anonymous -- I will crawl to Raleigh if I have to -- Desert hearts -- Pearl and the Swiss guy fall in love -- New girls -- My humans -- Jerks -- Barbara the slut
Control code
ocn893894760
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781594633782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025090586
System control number
(OCoLC)893894760

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