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Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff

Label
Delicate edible birds and other stories
Title
Delicate edible birds and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Groff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here are nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman. In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a night class in poetry and meets another full-time mother, one whose charismatic brilliance changes everything. In "The Wife of the Dictator," that eponymous wife ("brought back ... from [the dictator's] last visit to America") grows more desperately, menacingly isolated every day. In "Delicate Edible Birds," a group of war correspondents -- a lone, high-spirited woman among them -- falls sudden prey to a brutal farmer while fleeing Nazis in the French countryside. In "Lucky Chow Fun," Groff returns us to Templeton, the setting of her first book, for revelations about the darkness within even that idyllic small town. In some of these stories, enormous changes happen in an instant. In others, transformations occur across a lifetime -- or several lifetimes. Crime is a motif -- sex crimes, a possible murder, crimes of the heart. Love troubles recur; they're in every story -- love in alcoholism, in adultery, in a flood, even in the great flu epidemic of 1918. Some of the love has depths, which are understood too late; some of the love is shallow, and also understood too late. And mastery is a theme -- Groff's women swim and baton twirl, become poets, or try and try again to achieve the inner strength to exercise personal freedom
Summary
Presents a volume of nine stories that reflects the use of different styles and structures, including a recreation of the tale of Abelard and Heloise during the 1918 New York flu epidemic, and the experiences of a group of war correspondents in France
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299730
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.608
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.R6344
LC item number
D45 2008eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff
Link
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.
Contents
  • Delicate edible birds
  • Lucky chow fun
  • L. DeBard and Aliette
  • Majorette
  • Blythe
  • Wife of the dictator
  • Watershed
  • Sir Fleeting
  • Fugue
Control code
ocn434595687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781401393199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14DB654C-9339-4F14-94E4-DED4570B4EA4
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff
Link
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.
Contents
  • Delicate edible birds
  • Lucky chow fun
  • L. DeBard and Aliette
  • Majorette
  • Blythe
  • Wife of the dictator
  • Watershed
  • Sir Fleeting
  • Fugue
Control code
ocn434595687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781401393199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14DB654C-9339-4F14-94E4-DED4570B4EA4
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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