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The Resource Heart attack watch : stories, Alyson Foster

Heart attack watch : stories, Alyson Foster

Label
Heart attack watch : stories
Title
Heart attack watch
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Alyson Foster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heart Attack Watch is built around disasters large and small--those we know enough to fear but for which we can never prepare. The blackout. The car crash. The diagnosis. In these moments of reckoning, Alyson Foster's characters grow achingly alive. There is Julia, the dreamy school-bus driver of "The Theory of Clouds" whose cohabitation with her partner, Danae, long unremarked-on in their factory town, becomes an issue when a group of environmental scientists arrive, galvanizing the community's hatred and suspicion. There is Nina, the scrappy, home-schooled girl in "The Place of the Holy," who helps her mother care for the battered women who arrive at their door--and for whom the arrival of a new male helper is the greatest threat. Jane, the recent college dropout in the titular story, ponders the reaches of outer space and the limits of her own brain from atop a lifeguard chair during the eerie, early-morning hours at the swimming pool, trying to ward off the moment she might need to act. Alyson Foster is a writer of fierce lucidity, and Heart Attack Watch shows her at the peak of her craft"--
Member of
Summary
Heart Attack Watch is built around disasters large and small--those we know enough to fear but for which we can never prepare. The blackout. The car crash. The diagnosis. In these moments of reckoning, Alyson Foster's characters grow achingly alive
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10490073
Cataloging source
DLC
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Foster, Alyson
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Disasters
  • FICTION
  • Myocardial infarction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Heart attack watch : stories, Alyson Foster
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
  • The theory of clouds
  • Heart attack watch
  • Sand castles
  • The place of the holy
  • The art of falling
  • Blackout
  • Blight
Control code
ocn918283608
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781620405437
Lccn
2015036441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283608
Label
Heart attack watch : stories, Alyson Foster
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
  • The theory of clouds
  • Heart attack watch
  • Sand castles
  • The place of the holy
  • The art of falling
  • Blackout
  • Blight
Control code
ocn918283608
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781620405437
Lccn
2015036441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283608

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