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The Resource Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club, stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club, stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Label
Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club
Title
Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club
Statement of responsibility
stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Title variation
Everything begins and ends at the Kentucky Club
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sometimes the border is a mirror, sometimes an escape, and sometimes it's just the bridge you cross to go home
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2013.
Review
  • The publisher describes these seven excellent stories as being about borders. That is certainly true as far as it goes, but it is equally true that these stories have even more to do with boundaries—the boundaries people set to protect themselves from physical or emotional harm, the ones that people cross in order to survive, or the ones they cross to intrude or intervene in someone else’s life. Sàenz’s tales are about the arbitrary boundaries that society sets and the ones children build against a world they don’t understand. In today’s political climate, one that is awash in ideology surrounding national borders, Sàenz’s all-too-human characters transcend political polarization despite living within it. A versatile writer who has won major fellowships and awards, especially for his young adult and children’s titles, Sàenz writes prose that is tender, occasionally fierce, and always engaging. Read every word of his stories lest you miss some clever twist, some subtle irony, some gentle nuance of poetic imagery that he has labored to create. -- Chavez, Donna (Reviewed 10-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 3)
  • Sáenz's moving collection of short stories hinges on the intergenerational clientele of the titular borderland watering hole just south of the U.S.-Mexican divide on Avenida Juárez. In "The Rule Maker," a bilingual boy raised by his single mother in Juarez reflects on his childhood, being abandoned by his mother, and how he wound up across the border in El Paso with his previously estranged American father. Years later, before the boy departs for Georgetown University, he and his father grab their passports and head south for a drink "where your mother and I used to go." In "Sometimes the Rain," newly minted high school friends Ernesto and Brian drive down for a night out at the Kentucky Club and discover a bond neither of them expected, but one that would change them forever. As a prose stylist, Sáenz tends toward the melodramatic, but there's much to enjoy in these gritty, heartfelt stories. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 24, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 39, p)
Awards note
2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
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10155823
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
Label
Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club, stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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
  • He has gone to be with the women
  • The art of translation
  • The rule maker
  • Brother in another language
  • Sometimes the rain
  • Chasing the dragon
  • The hurting game
Control code
948649
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781935955320
Lccn
2012004532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935955320
  • (OCoLC)756581206
Label
Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club, stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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
  • He has gone to be with the women
  • The art of translation
  • The rule maker
  • Brother in another language
  • Sometimes the rain
  • Chasing the dragon
  • The hurting game
Control code
948649
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781935955320
Lccn
2012004532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935955320
  • (OCoLC)756581206

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