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Elegies for uncanny girls, Jennifer Colville

Label
Elegies for uncanny girls
Title
Elegies for uncanny girls
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Colville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unsettling and perceptive, these short stories challenge American girlhood in all its delusions, conflicting messages, and treacherous terrain. Wide- and wise-eyed, mysterious girls leave their realities behind for strange and slightly unreal places at the edges of the country. Alternatively they hover over their Midwestern homes in interior worlds of their own creation. The stories in Elegies for Uncanny Girls stand at a boundary where both the girls' bodies and their tales are either their own or laid claim to by the culture and characters that surround them. A young woman whose body continually shrinks and expands moves to Los Angeles to make a movie about tragic merpeople; bewildered and seeking guidance, a new mom strikes up a conversation with a woman with detachable hands; and spurred on by a new ally who might just be a figment of her imagination, a girl decides she can choose her own friends." --
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Summary
"Unsettling and perceptive, these short stories challenge American girlhood in all its delusions, conflicting messages, and treacherous terrain. Wide- and wise-eyed, mysterious girls leave their realities behind for strange and slightly unreal places at the edges of the country. Alternatively they hover over their Midwestern homes in interior worlds of their own creation. The stories in Elegies for Uncanny Girls stand at a boundary where both the girls bodies and their tales are either their own or laid claim to by the culture and characters that surround them. A young woman whose body continually shrinks and expands moves to Los Angeles to make a movie about tragic merpeople; bewildered and seeking guidance, a new mom strikes up a conversation with a woman with detachable hands; and spurred on by a new ally who might just be a figment of her imagination, a girl decides she can choose her own friends. Colville's stories may be elegies, but her characters remain wondrously alive." --
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
From Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552852
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colville, Jennifer
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Break away books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Young women
  • Girls
  • Young women
Target audience
adult
Label
Elegies for uncanny girls, Jennifer Colville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes book club guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dora
  • Winona
  • Other mothers
  • Costume
  • Center
  • Caroline
  • Audra
  • Details
  • When Maggie thinks of Matt
  • Jill, or the big little lady
Control code
ocn952978408
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Break Away Book Club edition.
Extent
ix, 126 pages
Isbn
9780253024299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952978408
Label
Elegies for uncanny girls, Jennifer Colville
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes book club guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dora
  • Winona
  • Other mothers
  • Costume
  • Center
  • Caroline
  • Audra
  • Details
  • When Maggie thinks of Matt
  • Jill, or the big little lady
Control code
ocn952978408
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Break Away Book Club edition.
Extent
ix, 126 pages
Isbn
9780253024299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952978408

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