The Resource The color master : stories, Aimee Bender

The color master : stories, Aimee Bender

Label
The color master : stories
Title
The color master
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Bender
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with flowing hair of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard, where a group of people await her. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. Two sisters travel deep into Malaysia, where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds
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Summary
This volume of short stories features weird and wonderful characters pursuing connections in extraordinary ways (and sometimes failing). Surreal events (like the sewing together of tigers or the creation of a dress the color of the moon) punctuate many of the tales, though not all of them -- one tells the very realistic story of a woman who fulfills her husband's fantasy and then finds she can't quite let go of it. Many reviewers describe these stories as "fairy tales," but while some are whimsical, they're also dark and melancholy, like the best fairy tales for adults. Versatile and distinctive, this is a collection to be savored. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10190602
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bender, Aimee
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Orchards
  • Husband and wife
  • Ghouls and ogres
  • Sisters
  • Tiger
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The color master : stories, Aimee Bender
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
Control code
969628
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385534895
Lccn
2013001489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385534895
  • (OCoLC)828055976
Label
The color master : stories, Aimee Bender
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
969628
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385534895
Lccn
2013001489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385534895
  • (OCoLC)828055976

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