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The Resource Hardly children : stories, Laura Adamczyk

Hardly children : stories, Laura Adamczyk

Label
Hardly children : stories
Title
Hardly children
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Laura Adamczyk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An eerie debut collection featuring missing parents, unrequited love, and other uncomfortable moments. A man hangs from the ceiling of an art gallery. A woman spells out messages to her sister using her own hair. Children deemed "bad" are stolen from their homes. In Hardly Children, Laura Adamczyk's rich and eccentric debut collection, familiar worlds--bars, hotel rooms, cities that could very well be our own--hum with uncanny dread. The characters in Hardly Children are keyed up, on the verge, full of desire. They're lost, they're in love with someone they shouldn't be, they're denying uncomfortable truths using sex or humor. They are children waking up to the threats of adulthood, and adults living with childlike abandon. With command, caution, and subtle terror, Adamczyk shapes a world where death and the possibility of loss always emerge. Yet the shape of this loss is never fully revealed. Instead, it looms in the periphery of these stories, like an uncomfortable scene viewed out of the corner of one's eye
Member of
Summary
Featuring protagonists on the brink of adulthood or living with childlike abandon, a debut collection by an award-winning writer features such plotlines as missing parents, unrequited love and the use of humor and sex to navigate discomfort
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10742816
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adamczyk, Laura
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
FSG originals
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Desire
  • Impulse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal communication
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Desire
  • Impulse
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Hardly children : stories, Laura Adamczyk
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
  • Give and go
  • Needless to say
  • The summer father
  • Black box
  • Acknowledgments
  • WANTED
  • Girls
  • Too much a child
  • Gun control
  • Wine is mostly water
  • Danny girl
  • Intermission
  • Here comes your man
Control code
on1019935229
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374167899
Lccn
2018006354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019935229
Label
Hardly children : stories, Laura Adamczyk
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
  • Give and go
  • Needless to say
  • The summer father
  • Black box
  • Acknowledgments
  • WANTED
  • Girls
  • Too much a child
  • Gun control
  • Wine is mostly water
  • Danny girl
  • Intermission
  • Here comes your man
Control code
on1019935229
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374167899
Lccn
2018006354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019935229

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