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The Resource Dog years : stories, Melissa Yancy

Dog years : stories, Melissa Yancy

Label
Dog years : stories
Title
Dog years
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Yancy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of these richly layered stories juxtapose the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable frustrations of everyday life: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles. In "Go Forth," an aging couple attends a kidney transplant reunion, where donors and recipients collide with unexpected results; in "Hounds," a woman who runs a facial reconstruction program for veterans nurses her dying dog while recounting the ways she has used sex as both a weapon and a salve; and in "Consider This Case," a lonely fetal surgeon caring for his aesthete father must reconsider sexuality and the lengths people will go to have children. Melissa Yancy's personal experience in the milieus of hospitals, medicine, and family services infuse her narratives with a rare texture and gravity. Keenly observant, offering both sharp humor and humanity, these stories explore the ties that bind--both genetic and otherwise--and the fine line between the mundane and the maudlin. Whether the men or women that populate these pages are contending with illness, death, or parenthood, the real focus is on time and our inability to slow its progression, reminding us to revel in those moments we can control"--
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Summary
"Many of these richly layered stories juxtapose the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable frustrations of everyday life: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles. In "Go Forth," an aging couple attends a kidney transplant reunion, where donors and recipients collide with unexpected results; in "Hounds," a woman who runs a facial reconstruction program for veterans nurses her dying dog while recounting the ways she has used sex as both a weapon and a salve; and in "Consider This Case," a lonely fetal surgeon caring for his aesthete father must reconsider sexuality and the lengths people will go to have children. Melissa Yancy's personal experience in the milieus of hospitals, medicine, and family services infuse her narratives with a rare texture and gravity. Keenly observant, offering both sharp humor and humanity, these stories explore the ties that bind--both genetic and otherwise--and the fine line between the mundane and the maudlin. Whether the men or women that populate these pages are contending with illness, death, or parenthood, the real focus is on time and our inability to slow its progression, reminding us to revel in those moments we can control"--
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Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
"Drue Heinz Literature Prize."
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534730
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yancy, Melissa
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)
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Dog years : stories, Melissa Yancy
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
Dog years -- Consider the case -- Firstborn -- Hounds -- Miracle girl grows up -- Go forth -- Teeth apart -- The program -- Stray
Control code
ocn948340026
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780822944676
Lccn
2016039766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948340026
Label
Dog years : stories, Melissa Yancy
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
Dog years -- Consider the case -- Firstborn -- Hounds -- Miracle girl grows up -- Go forth -- Teeth apart -- The program -- Stray
Control code
ocn948340026
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780822944676
Lccn
2016039766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948340026

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