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The Resource My house gathers desires : stories, by Adam McOmber

My house gathers desires : stories, by Adam McOmber

Label
My house gathers desires : stories
Title
My house gathers desires
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Adam McOmber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Adam McOmber's lush, hallucinatory stories are both familiar and wholly original. Drawn from the historical record, Biblical lore, fairy tales, science fiction, and nightmares, these offbeat and fantastical works explore gender and sexuality in their darkest and most beautiful manifestations. In the tradition of Angela Carter or Kelly Link, My House Gathers Desires is covertly funny and haunting, seeking fresh ways to consider sexual identity and its relation to history. In "Sodom and Gomorrah," readers encounter a subversive, ecstatic new version of the Old Testament story. In "The Re'em," a medieval monk's search for a mythic beast conjures forbidden desire. And in "Notes on Inversion," the German psychiatrist Kraft-Ebbing receives a surreal retort to his clinical descriptions of same-sex desire. From "Sodom and Gomorrah": The strangers then are no longer like two men at all. They have undressed themselves, giving up the pretense of skin and becoming a denser part of the air. We are hungry for them. Ours is a sacred desire that was buried too long in our chests, like some city beneath the sand. Adam McOmber is the author of The White Forest (Touchstone, 2012) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA, 2011), from which he had stories nominated for two 2012 Pushcart Prizes. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, and Fairy Tale Review. He served as the managing and associate editor of Hotel America at Columbia College Chicago from 2007-2015. He now lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he teaches at Loyola Marymount University"--
  • "This is a new collection of short stories by Adam McOmber"--
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DLC
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McOmber, Adam
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C58645
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
American Readers Series
Series volume
no. 28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Gender identity
  • Short stories, American
  • Gender identity
  • Short stories, American
Label
My house gathers desires : stories, by Adam McOmber
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
Hydrophobia -- Petit Trianon -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Poet and underworld -- Swaingrove -- Versailles, 1623 -- The rite of spring -- Homunculus -- The coil -- Sleep and death -- Night is nearly done -- The re'em -- Metempsychosis -- History of a saint -- Notes on inversion
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781942683414
Lccn
2017010672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027622987
System control number
  • ocn978275997
  • (OCoLC)978275997
Label
My house gathers desires : stories, by Adam McOmber
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
Hydrophobia -- Petit Trianon -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Poet and underworld -- Swaingrove -- Versailles, 1623 -- The rite of spring -- Homunculus -- The coil -- Sleep and death -- Night is nearly done -- The re'em -- Metempsychosis -- History of a saint -- Notes on inversion
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781942683414
Lccn
2017010672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027622987
System control number
  • ocn978275997
  • (OCoLC)978275997

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