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The Resource Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips

Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips

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Some possible solutions : stories
Title
Some possible solutions
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Helen Phillips
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a spine-tingling new collection, the "unique"(NPR) and "wickedly funny" (New York Times) Helen Phillips offers an idiosyncratic series of "what-ifs" about our fragile human condition.Some Possible Solutions offers an idiosyncratic series of "What ifs": What if your perfect hermaphrodite match existed on another planet? What if you could suddenly see through everybody's skin to their organs? What if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your city was filled with doppelgangers of you? Forced to navigate these bizarre scenarios, Phillips' characters search for solutions to the problem of how to survive in an irrational, infinitely strange world. In dystopias that are exaggerated versions of the world in which we live, these characters strive for intimacy and struggle to resolve their fraught relationships with each other, with themselves, and with their place in the natural world. We meet a wealthy woman who purchases a high-tech sex toy in the shape of a man, a rowdy, moody crew of college students who resolve the energy crisis, and orphaned twin sisters who work as futuristic strippers--and with Phillips' characteristic smarts and imagination, we see that no one is quite who they appear. By turns surreal, witty, and perplexing, these marvelous stories are ultimately a reflection of our own reality and of the big questions that we all face. Who are we? Where do we fit? Phillips is a true original and a treasure"--
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These extraordinary stories, offering an idiosyncratic series of “What ifs,” forces the characters to navigate a series of bizarre scenarios as they each search for solutions to the problem of how to survive in an irrational, infinitely strange world
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10488802
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DLC
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1983-
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Phillips, Helen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
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stories
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Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn922169328
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627793797
Lccn
2015046062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922169328
Label
Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922169328
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627793797
Lccn
2015046062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922169328

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