The Resource The business of naming things, Michael Coffey

The business of naming things, Michael Coffey

Label
The business of naming things
Title
The business of naming things
Statement of responsibility
Michael Coffey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Riveting. vibrant and unsparing." -Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review) "Once I started reading these stories, I couldn't stop. They absorbed me thoroughly, with their taut narratives and evocative language-the language of a poet." -JAY PARINI, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God and The Last Station "Sherwood Anderson would recognize this world of lonely, longing characters, whose surface lives Coffey tenderly plumbs. These beautiful stories-spare, rich, wise and compelling-go to the heart." -FREDERIC TUTEN, author of Self Portraits: Fictions and Tintin in the New World "Whether [Coffey is] writing about a sinning priest or a man who's made a career out of branding or about himself, we can smell Coffey's protagonists and feel their breath on our cheek. Like Chekhov, he must be a notebook writer; how else to explain the strange quirks and the perfect but unaccountable details that animate these intimate portraits?" -EDMUND WHITE, author of Inside a Pearl and A Boy's Own Story Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life's end; two pals take a Joycean sojourn; a man in the business of naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems; a father discovers his son is suspected in an assassination attempt on the President. In each tale, Coffey's exquisite attention to character and nuance underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected. Michael Coffey is the author of three books of poems and 27 Men Out, a book about baseball's perfect games. He also co-edited The Irish in America, a book about Irish immigration to America, which was a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. He divides his time between Manhattan and Bolton Landing, New York. The Business of Naming Things is his first work of fiction. "--
  • "Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life's end; two pals take a Joycean sojourn; a man in the business of naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems; a father discovers his son is suspected in an assassination attempt on the President. In each tale, Coffey's exquisite attention to character and nuance underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected"--
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"Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life's end; two pals take a Joycean sojourn; a man in the business of naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems; a father discovers his son is suspected in an assassination attempt on the President. In each tale, Coffey's exquisite attention to character and nuance underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected"--
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Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395358
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coffey, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O362
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
Target audience
adult
Label
The business of naming things, Michael Coffey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moon over Quabbin -- The business of naming things -- Sunlight -- I thought you were Dale -- Inn of the nations -- The Newman oys -- Sons -- Finishing Ulysses
Control code
ocn889323965
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781934137864
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)889323965
Label
The business of naming things, Michael Coffey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moon over Quabbin -- The business of naming things -- Sunlight -- I thought you were Dale -- Inn of the nations -- The Newman oys -- Sons -- Finishing Ulysses
Control code
ocn889323965
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781934137864
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)889323965

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