The Resource Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson

Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson

Label
Fortune smiles : stories
Title
Fortune smiles
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Adam Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed and bestselling novel 'The Orphan Master's Son', Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "Nirvana," which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous" -- first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology -- a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind." --
Member of
Summary
This short story collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson features only six items, but they're full-fledged doozies that demand careful reading. Despite differences in plot and setting (like Silicon Valley and North Korea), what they all have in common are realistic characters enduring tragic events and challenges. Taken together, they give the impression that these stories could very well be about real people (one, "Interesting Facts," has some similarities to Johnson's own life). -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
National Book Award-Fiction, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435907
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Adam
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O3
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide (pages [305]-318)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
949639913
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780812987232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide (pages [305]-318)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
949639913
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780812987232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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