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The Resource Forensic songs, Mike McCormack

Forensic songs, Mike McCormack

Label
Forensic songs
Title
Forensic songs
Statement of responsibility
Mike McCormack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his second collection of short stories, Mike McCormack joins head and heart in a series of tales which weave a fluid vision of a world morphing between the real and the hyperreal. Amid much hollow laughter a prisoner is drawn from his cell in the middle of the night to play a video game; two rural guards ponder the security threat posed by the only man in Ireland not to have written his memoirs; a child tries to offset his destiny as a serial killer by petitioning his father for a beating; a late night American cop show becomes a savage analysis of a faltering marriage in the west of Ireland; two men turn up at the door of a slacker to give him news of his death and recruit him to some mysterious surveillance mission; an older brother worries about the health of his younger sibling; the prodigal son returns to reveal the fear and hypocrisy which lies at the heart of his brothers life. In twelve stories McCormack's characters find themselves trying to hold onto their identities in a world where love is too often and too easily obscured"--
Summary
"In his second collection of short stories, Mike McCormack joins head and heart in a series of tales which weave a fluid vision of a world morphing between the real and the hyperreal. Amid much hollow laughter a prisoner is drawn from his cell in themiddle of the night to play a video game; two rural guards ponder the security threat posed by the only man in Ireland not to have written his memoirs; a child tries to offset his destiny as a serial killer by petitioning his father for a beating; a late night American cop show becomes a savage analysis of a faltering marriage in the west of Ireland; two men turn up at the door of a slacker to give him news of his death and recruit him to some mysterious surveillance mission; an older brother worries about the health of his younger sibling; the prodigal son returns to reveal the fear and hypocrisy which lies at the heart of his brothers life. In twelve stories McCormack's characters find themselves trying to hold onto their identities in a world where love is too often and too easily obscured"--
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10320506
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormack, Mike
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-perception
  • Ireland
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-perception
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Forensic songs, Mike McCormack
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
  • Of one mind
  • Heaven's mandate
  • Forensic songs
  • Prophet X
  • The last thing we need
  • The great lad
  • Beyond
  • The man from God knows where
  • There is a game out there
  • There are things we know
  • These two men
  • From the city of dolls
Control code
ocn860879655
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781616954147
Lccn
2014006293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)860879655
Label
Forensic songs, Mike McCormack
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
  • Of one mind
  • Heaven's mandate
  • Forensic songs
  • Prophet X
  • The last thing we need
  • The great lad
  • Beyond
  • The man from God knows where
  • There is a game out there
  • There are things we know
  • These two men
  • From the city of dolls
Control code
ocn860879655
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781616954147
Lccn
2014006293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)860879655

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