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Diving belles and other stories, Lucy Wood

Label
Diving belles and other stories
Title
Diving belles and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the tradition of Angela Carter, this luminous, spellbinding debut reinvents the stuff of myth.Straying husbands lured into the sea by mermaids can be fetched back, for a fee. Trees can make wishes come true. Houses creak and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains and worrying about frayed carpets. A mother, who seems alone and lonely, may be rubbing sore muscles or holding the hands of her invisible lover as he touches her neck. Phantom hounds roam the moors and, on a windy beach, a boy and his grandmother beat back despair with an old white door.In these stories, the line between the real and the imagined is blurred as Lucy Wood takes us to Cornwall's ancient coast, building on its rich storytelling history and recasting its myths in thoroughly contemporary ways. Calling forth the fantastic and fantastical, she mines these legends for that bit of magic remaining in all our lives-if only we can let ourselves see it
Member of
Summary
A debut collection of stories explores how magic, myth and folklore shape the everyday lives of people in Cornwall, from a lonely massage therapist who holds the hands of an invisible lover to a boy and his grandmother who combat despair with an old white door on a windy beach
Tone
Writing style
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 2013.
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10133051
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Wood, Lucy
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Imagination
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
Diving belles and other stories, Lucy Wood
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT12023497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547595559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12023497
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12023497
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Diving belles and other stories, Lucy Wood
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT12023497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547595559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12023497
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12023497
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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