The Resource Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett

Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett

Label
Pond
Title
Pond
Statement of responsibility
Claire-Louise Bennett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize "What Bennett aims at is nothing short of a re-enchantment of the world ... This is a truly stunning debut, beautifully written and profoundly witty."--The Guardian Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett's debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience--from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows--rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer than a page, but always suffused with the hypersaturated, almost synesthetic intensity of the physical world that we remember from childhood. The effect is of character refracted and ventriloquized by environment, catching as it bounces her longings, frustrations, and disappointments--the ending of an affair, or the ambivalent beginning with a new lover. As the narrator's persona emerges in all its eccentricity, sometimes painfully and often hilariously, we cannot help but see mirrored there our own fraught desires and limitations, and our own fugitive desire, despite everything, to be known. Shimmering and unusual, Pond demands to be devoured in a single sitting that will linger long after the last page"--
  • "A tour de force fiction debut, darkly humorous and utterly original, in which the habits and observations of a solitary young woman illuminate her inner life with uncanny, irresistible intimacy"--
Member of
Summary
Living a mostly solitary, fragmented existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village, a young woman reflects on an evocative, almost synesthetic daily routine and her memorable encounters as they shape her in painful, whimsical and wistful ways
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10491193
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Claire-Louise
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR6102.E562
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1360
  • 1360
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
7.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitude
  • Short stories, English
  • Short stories, English
  • Solitude
Target audience
adult
Label
Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn950695938
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399575914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 925753
  • CF175298-A180-41C6-B09B-68BB812FA69D
Label
Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn950695938
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399575914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 925753
  • CF175298-A180-41C6-B09B-68BB812FA69D

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