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The Resource Thunderstruck & other stories, by Elizabeth McCracken

Thunderstruck & other stories, by Elizabeth McCracken

Label
Thunderstruck & other stories
Title
Thunderstruck & other stories
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth McCracken
Title variation
Thunderstruck and other stories
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey," the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy--an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent--that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. "Thunderstruck & Other Stories" shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers
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Summary
The author presents a stunning collection of stories that navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness, including the title story in which a family finds their lives irrevocably changed by their teenage daughter's risky behavior.
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10300545
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCracken, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C35248
LC item number
T48 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Documentary films
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Thunderstruck & other stories, by Elizabeth McCracken
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something Amazing -- Property -- Some Terpsichore -- Juliet -- The House Of Two Three-legged Dogs -- Hungry -- The Lost & Found Department Of Greater Boston -- Peter Elroy: A Documentary By Ian Casey -- Thunderstruck
Control code
ocn852957212
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780385335775
Lccn
2013025574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852957212
Label
Thunderstruck & other stories, by Elizabeth McCracken
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something Amazing -- Property -- Some Terpsichore -- Juliet -- The House Of Two Three-legged Dogs -- Hungry -- The Lost & Found Department Of Greater Boston -- Peter Elroy: A Documentary By Ian Casey -- Thunderstruck
Control code
ocn852957212
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780385335775
Lccn
2013025574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852957212

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