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The Resource Night beast : and other stories, Ruth Joffre

Night beast : and other stories, Ruth Joffre

Label
Night beast : and other stories
Title
Night beast
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Joffre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterful collection from an important new voice in American fiction, Night Beast is a gorgeously written work of profound originality and vision. These doomed love stories and twisted fairytales explore the lives of women--particularly queer women and mothers--and reveal the monsters lurking in our daily lives: the madness, isolation, betrayals, and regrets that arise as we seek human connection. Through this collection, readers are taken to places where the sun never sets, where cornfields rustle ominously and sleepwalkers prowl the night. In "Weekend," the lead actors of an avant-garde television show begin to confuse their characters' identities with their own; in "Go West, and Grow Up," a young girl living in a car with her mother is forced to shed her innocence too soon; and in "Safekeeping," a woman trapped inside a futuristic safehouse gradually unravels as she waits for her lover, who may never return. With exquisite prose and transfixing imagery, Joffre explores worlds both strange and familiar, homing in on the darker side of humanity. Powerful, unsettling, and wildly imaginative, Night Beast is a mind-bending, genre-hopping debut, a provocative and uncommonly raw examination of relationships and sexuality, trauma and redemption, the meaning of family, and coming-of-age--and growing old--as an outsider
Member of
Summary
A stunning debut collection by an award-winning young writer, Night Beast follows haunted characters through real, surreal, and speculative landscapes to examine the darker side of humanity
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662094
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joffre, Ruth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Short stories, American
  • Women
  • Women
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
and other stories
Label
Night beast : and other stories, Ruth Joffre
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
Nitrate nocturnes -- Softening -- Go west, and grow up -- Two lies -- General, minister, horse, cannon -- The Ithaca moment -- I'm unarmed -- Safekeeping -- The twilight hotel -- Weekend -- Night beast
Control code
on1022075183
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780802128089
Lccn
2018002171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075183
Label
Night beast : and other stories, Ruth Joffre
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
Nitrate nocturnes -- Softening -- Go west, and grow up -- Two lies -- General, minister, horse, cannon -- The Ithaca moment -- I'm unarmed -- Safekeeping -- The twilight hotel -- Weekend -- Night beast
Control code
on1022075183
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780802128089
Lccn
2018002171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075183

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