The Resource Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett

Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett

Label
Pond
Title
Pond
Statement of responsibility
Claire-Louise Bennett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize "What Bennett aims at is nothing short of a re-enchantment of the world... This is a truly stunning debut, beautifully written and profoundly witty." -The Guardian Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett's debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience--from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows--rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer than a page, but always suffused with the hypersaturated, almost synesthetic intensity of the physical world that we remember from childhood. The effect is of character refracted and ventriloquized by environment, catching as it bounces her longings, frustrations, and disappointments--the ending of an affair, or the ambivalent beginning with a new lover. As the narrator's persona emerges in all its eccentricity, sometimes painfully and often hilariously, we cannot help but see mirrored there our own fraught desires and limitations, and our own fugitive desire, despite everything, to be known. Shimmering and unusual, Pond demands to be devoured in a single sitting that will linger long after the last page"--
Member of
Summary
Living a mostly solitary, fragmented existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village, a young woman reflects on an evocative, almost synesthetic daily routine and her memorable encounters as they shape her in painful, whimsical and wistful ways
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10491193
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Claire-Louise
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1360
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Psychological
Target audience
adult
Label
Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Ireland by Stinging Fly Press, 2015." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stir-fry
  • Finishing touch
  • Control knobs
  • Postcard
  • The deepest sea
  • Oh, tomato puree!
  • Morning, 1908
  • The gloves are off
  • Over & done with
  • Words escape me
  • Voyage in the dark
  • Lady of the house
  • Old ground
  • Morning, noon & night
  • First thing
  • The big day
  • Wishful thinking
  • A little before seven
  • To a god unknown
  • Two weeks since
Control code
ocn929055781
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780399575891
Lccn
2016002762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929055781
Label
Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Ireland by Stinging Fly Press, 2015." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stir-fry
  • Finishing touch
  • Control knobs
  • Postcard
  • The deepest sea
  • Oh, tomato puree!
  • Morning, 1908
  • The gloves are off
  • Over & done with
  • Words escape me
  • Voyage in the dark
  • Lady of the house
  • Old ground
  • Morning, noon & night
  • First thing
  • The big day
  • Wishful thinking
  • A little before seven
  • To a god unknown
  • Two weeks since
Control code
ocn929055781
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780399575891
Lccn
2016002762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929055781

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