The Resource Nothing looks familiar: : stories, Shawn Syms, (electronic resource)

Nothing looks familiar: : stories, Shawn Syms, (electronic resource)

Label
Nothing looks familiar: : stories
Title
Nothing looks familiar:
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Syms
Creator
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Nothing Looks Familiar, Shawn Syms' debut story collection, characters from a wide swath of society chart paths from places of danger or unhappiness into the great unknown, each grappling with a central and sometimes unanswerable question: if you fight to change your circumstances, could it be possible to reconfigure your very identity? From bullied kids to meth-smoking mothers, characters in dire straits take measures (sometimes drastic ones) to take charge of their own fates. With a particular focus on the lives of the downtrodden and marginalized, Nothing Looks Familiar marries a vivid and distinct sense of place (the sights and smells of a meatpacking plant; a church-basement meeting hall full of sexual abusers) with universal themes such as the nature of friendship and relationships, and the configuration of the self. In this book, men and women alike struggle to cope, to survive, and to transform their surroundings; each of them is determined to come out the other side changed. In these richly drawn, deeply nuanced stories, nothing may look familiar, but everything is up for grabs
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1970-
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Syms, Shawn
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Canadian fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Nothing looks familiar: : stories, Shawn Syms, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860280
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11860280
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11860280
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860280
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Nothing looks familiar: : stories, Shawn Syms, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860280
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11860280
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11860280
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860280
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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