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The Resource Help wanted: female : stories, Sara Pritchard

Help wanted: female : stories, Sara Pritchard

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Help wanted: female : stories
Title
Help wanted: female
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Sara Pritchard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Tone
Writing style
Review
Pritchard (Crackpots) delves into the “ordinary twill of life” in this engrossing new collection of stories chronicling the underemployed and underchallenged of Morgantown, W.Va. In the two-part title story, dead-broke Wendy, who never outgrew the game of dress-up, responds to her lecherous boss, “Little Big Man,” by dressing in a series of ludicrous costumes and donning a button that reads, “There’s That Smell Again.” In “The Old Laughing Lady,” Bunny faces the knowledge of her ex-husband’s secret family by growing invasive kudzu that engulfs the neighborhood “with the stealth and speed of a virus.” Homeless “sojourners,” with names like Prophet Zero and the Green Man, serve as a subtle chorus across these stories, shifting in the peripheries of protagonists’ lives. Green Man is a pseudonym for 52-year-old Archer, a self-described “urban Thoreau,” who secretly lives in the basement of university press copy editor Rae-Jean. Down there, Green Man naps, plays with Rae-Jean’s dogs, and reads her books (he’s particularly taken with Foucault), until the 18 flea bombs that Rae-Jean sets off one morning blow her house to smithereens. The free associations of Prophet Zero, a “magnificent homespun orator” with a “melodious Barry White” baritone, enter the workplace vernacular of Marcie’s office, and worm their way into her office affair. Full of cutting humor and empathy, if occasionally too precious, Pritchard’s new collection is a worthy, often very funny read. (July) --Staff (Reviewed June 10, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 23, p)
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10215444
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DLC
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Pritchard, Sara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R575
LC item number
H45 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Universities and colleges
  • College towns
  • Homeless persons
  • Family secrets
  • West Virginia
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stories
Label
Help wanted: female : stories, Sara Pritchard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studies in entropy -- What's left of the Jamie Archer Band -- The jaws of life -- Help wanted: female, part I -- Friends seen and unseen -- The old laughing lady -- A forever home -- Help wanted: female, part II -- The man in the woods -- Personal effects
Control code
979100
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780983294481
Lccn
2013007990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780983294481
Label
Help wanted: female : stories, Sara Pritchard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studies in entropy -- What's left of the Jamie Archer Band -- The jaws of life -- Help wanted: female, part I -- Friends seen and unseen -- The old laughing lady -- A forever home -- Help wanted: female, part II -- The man in the woods -- Personal effects
Control code
979100
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780983294481
Lccn
2013007990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780983294481

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