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The Resource The world to come : stories, Jim Shepard

The world to come : stories, Jim Shepard

Label
The world to come : stories
Title
The world to come
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jim Shepard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America," according to The Daily Beast, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery. These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale. In his fifth collection, Shepard makes each of these wildly various worlds his own, and never before has he delineated anything like them so powerfully"--
  • "These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Shepard, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H39384
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
The world to come : stories, Jim Shepard
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Forcing joy on young people
  • Intimacy
  • Safety tips for living alone
  • Wall-to-wall connseling
  • HMS terror
  • Cretan love song
  • The world to come
  • The ocean of air
  • Positive train control
  • Telemachus
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781524731809
Lccn
2016038353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn950635565
  • (OCoLC)950635565
Label
The world to come : stories, Jim Shepard
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Forcing joy on young people
  • Intimacy
  • Safety tips for living alone
  • Wall-to-wall connseling
  • HMS terror
  • Cretan love song
  • The world to come
  • The ocean of air
  • Positive train control
  • Telemachus
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781524731809
Lccn
2016038353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn950635565
  • (OCoLC)950635565

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