The Resource Certain American states : stories, Catherine Lacey

Certain American states : stories, Catherine Lacey

Label
Certain American states : stories
Title
Certain American states
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Lacey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the twelve stories collected in Certain American States, Catherine Lacey, the award-winning author of the acclaimed novels Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers, picks apart the minutiae of the human condition with the skill of a surgeon, giving life to a collection of ordinary people seeking -- and failing to find -- the extraordinary in their lives. The characters in Certain American States are continually coming to terms with their place in the world before change inevitably returns. A woman leaves her dead husband's clothing on the street, only for it to reappear on the body of a stranger; a man reads his ex-wife's short story and neurotically contemplates whether it is about him; a young woman's attempt to deal with family tragedy is interrupted daily by a mute stranger showing her incoherent messages on his phone. These are stories of breakups, abandonment, and strained family ties; loneliness, happenstance, starting over, and the constant destruction of the self. Catherine Lacey's elegiac and inspired prose is at its full power in Certain American States, her first collection of short fiction, further establishing her as one of the singular literary voices of her generation." --
Member of
Summary
The author of The Answers presents a first collection of short stories in which subtly complex characters search for love, struggle with grief and explore the minutiae of the human condition
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From publisher's description
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10685186
Cataloging source
DLC
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1985-
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Lacey, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Certain American states : stories, Catherine Lacey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 Four Immeasurables and Twenty New Immeasurables
  • Small Differences
  • Family Physics
  • The Grand Claremont Hotel
  • Violations
  • ur heck box
  • Certain American States
  • Because You Have To
  • Please Take
  • The Healing Center
  • Learning
  • Touching People
Control code
1967647
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780374265892
Lccn
2017039432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374265892
  • (OCoLC)1004376292
Label
Certain American states : stories, Catherine Lacey
Publication
Copyright
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 Four Immeasurables and Twenty New Immeasurables
  • Small Differences
  • Family Physics
  • The Grand Claremont Hotel
  • Violations
  • ur heck box
  • Certain American States
  • Because You Have To
  • Please Take
  • The Healing Center
  • Learning
  • Touching People
Control code
1967647
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780374265892
Lccn
2017039432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374265892
  • (OCoLC)1004376292

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