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The Resource Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel, Heather McElhatton

Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel, Heather McElhatton

Label
Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel
Title
Pretty little mistakes
Title remainder
a do-over novel
Statement of responsibility
Heather McElhatton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adults who remember the Choose Your Own Adventure YA novels are the target audience for this debut from Public Radio International producer McElhatton. The book opens with a female second person's high school graduation, which leads "you" to two possible choices: travel or college. Each succeeding section (mostly between one and four pages) similarly offers two options for proceeding, leading to an impressive array of possible developments, from a trip to Rome that can result in a live-in Italian artist boyfriend, to a dead-end job as a phone sex operator with the moniker of Stormy Sioux. Situations include the playfully surreal, such as a stint in a German circus as a nude ice dancer, and the tender, as in a life lived on the Iceland coast with a lovely, seal-obsessed child who has Downs syndrome and a devoted scientist husband. There's also crystal meth addiction, rape, death by explosion, bursts of salty humor and moments of descriptive lyricism, especially in McElhatton's many vivid imaginings of the afterlife ("heaven is a junk shop ... broken beauty everywhere")
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1970-
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McElhatton, Heather
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C419
LC item number
P74 2007eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • High school graduates
  • Plot-your-own stories
  • FICTION
Label
Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel, Heather McElhatton
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=40BA88B0-E808-47C8-AF95-3D52C42BD125
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061437168
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn166320705
  • (OCoLC)166320705
Label
Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel, Heather McElhatton
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=40BA88B0-E808-47C8-AF95-3D52C42BD125
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061437168
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn166320705
  • (OCoLC)166320705

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