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The purple swamp hen and other stories, Penelope Lively

Label
The purple swamp hen and other stories
Title
The purple swamp hen and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Lively
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Penelope Lively has captivated readers with her singular blend of wisdom, elegance, and humor. Now, in her first story collection in decades, Lively takes up themes of history, family, and relationships across varied and vividly rendered settings. In the title story, a Mediterranean purple swamp hen chronicles the secrets and scandals of Quintus Pompeius's villa, culminating with his narrow escape from the lava and ash of Vesuvius. "Abroad" captures the low point of an artist couple's tumultuous European road trip, trapped in a remote Spanish farmhouse and forced to paint a family mural and pitch in with chores to pay for repairs to their broken-down car. Other stories reveal friends and lovers in fateful moments of indiscretion, discovery, and even retribution--as in "The Third Wife," when a woman learns her husband is a serial con artist and turns a house-hunting trip into an elaborately staged revenge trap."--
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Summary
A collection of short fiction by the Booker Prize winner and best-selling author of How It All Began explores themes of history, family and diverse relationships, presenting in the title story the experiences of a Mediterranean purple swamp hen living in Quintus Pompeius' villa who narrowly escapes Vesuvius
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562250
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Lively, Penelope
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The purple swamp hen and other stories, Penelope Lively
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
Contents
The purple swamp hen -- Abroad -- The row -- Who do you think you were? -- Old as the hills -- A biography -- The weekend -- License to kill -- Mrs. Bennet -- Lorna and Tom -- Point of view -- DIY -- The bridge -- Theory of mind -- The third wife
Control code
ocn956959133
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780735222038
Lccn
2017009016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956959133
Label
The purple swamp hen and other stories, Penelope Lively
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The purple swamp hen -- Abroad -- The row -- Who do you think you were? -- Old as the hills -- A biography -- The weekend -- License to kill -- Mrs. Bennet -- Lorna and Tom -- Point of view -- DIY -- The bridge -- Theory of mind -- The third wife
Control code
ocn956959133
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780735222038
Lccn
2017009016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956959133

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