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The Resource Fortune smiles : stories, by Adam Johnson

Fortune smiles : stories, by Adam Johnson

Label
Fortune smiles : stories
Title
Fortune smiles
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Adam Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. 'George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine' follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. 'Nirvana' portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In 'Hurricanes Anonymous, ' a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind."--
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Summary
This short story collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson features only six items, but they're full-fledged doozies that demand careful reading. Despite differences in plot and setting (like Silicon Valley and North Korea), what they all have in common are realistic characters enduring tragic events and challenges. Taken together, they give the impression that these stories could very well be about real people (one, "Interesting Facts," has some similarities to Johnson's own life). -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10435907
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Johnson, Adam
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, by Adam Johnson
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
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
ocn920469725
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486073
Lccn
2015033784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469725
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, by Adam Johnson
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
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
ocn920469725
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486073
Lccn
2015033784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469725

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