The Resource The gnome stories, Ander Monson

The gnome stories, Ander Monson

Label
The gnome stories
Title
The gnome stories
Statement of responsibility
Ander Monson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Gnome Stories focuses on characters who are loners in the truest sense; who are in the process of recovering from mental, physical, or emotional trauma; and who find solace--or at least a sense of purpose--in peculiar jobs and pursuits. A man whose wife has left him is robbed, so he decides to start doing his own breaking and entering, into his neighbors' homes. When another man's girlfriend is cryogenically frozen by her family after a car accident, he becomes a maintenance worker at the cryogenic facility, eavesdropping on visitors as they whisper secrets to their frozen loved ones. A woman serves as an assistant to the Starvationist, whose methods to help clients lose large amounts of weight are unorthodox, sadistic--and utterly failproof. Another woman and her robot assistant have been hired to tinker with the troubling memories inside a celebrity's brain. With The Gnome Stories, Ander Monson presents eleven unforgettable stories about oddly American situations: as surreal as an urban legend and at the same time perfectly mundane
Summary
An unsettling, wildly imaginative collection of stories
Tone
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10846604
Cataloging source
YDX
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monson, Ander
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The gnome stories, Ander Monson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Opportunities for intimacy
  • The gnome
  • Our song
  • Weep no more over this event
  • Believing in the future with the torturer's apprentice
  • The Golem
  • The reassurances
  • In a structure simulating an owl
  • This time with feeling
  • It is hard not to love the starvationist's assistant
  • Everyone looks better when they're under arrest
Control code
on1102068256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781644450123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102068256
Label
The gnome stories, Ander Monson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Opportunities for intimacy
  • The gnome
  • Our song
  • Weep no more over this event
  • Believing in the future with the torturer's apprentice
  • The Golem
  • The reassurances
  • In a structure simulating an owl
  • This time with feeling
  • It is hard not to love the starvationist's assistant
  • Everyone looks better when they're under arrest
Control code
on1102068256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781644450123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102068256

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