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The girl of the lake, stories by Bill Roorbach

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The girl of the lake
Title
The girl of the lake
Statement of responsibility
stories by Bill Roorbach
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid, complex characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. He first made his mark as the winner of an O. Henry Prize for one of his stories and the Flannery O'Connor Award for his first collection, Big Bend. His astounding new collection, The Girl of the Lake, captures a virtuoso in his prime. Among the unforgettable characters Roorbach creates are an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past; and many more. These stories--some being published for the first time, the rest originally from the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, Ecotone, and others--are as rich in scope, emotional, and unforgettable as Bill Roorbach's novels. He has been called "a kinder, gentler John Irving . . . a humane and entertaining storyteller with a smooth, graceful style" (the Washington Post), and his work has been described as "hilarious and heartbreaking, wild and wise" (Parade magazine), all of which is evident in spades (and also hearts, clubs, and diamonds) in every story in this arresting new collection"--
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Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart
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10567086
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Roorbach, Bill,
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O6345
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The girl of the lake, stories by Bill Roorbach
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Harbinger Hall -- Kiva -- The fall -- Murder cottage -- Princesa -- Broadax, Inc. -- The tragedie of King Lear -- Some should -- Dung beetle -- The girl of the lake
Control code
953599437
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781616203320
Lccn
2016053907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The girl of the lake, stories by Bill Roorbach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Harbinger Hall -- Kiva -- The fall -- Murder cottage -- Princesa -- Broadax, Inc. -- The tragedie of King Lear -- Some should -- Dung beetle -- The girl of the lake
Control code
953599437
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781616203320
Lccn
2016053907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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