The Resource Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth

Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth

Label
Wait till you see me dance : stories
Title
Wait till you see me dance
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Deb Olin Unferth
Title variation
Wait until you see me dance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wait Till You See Me Dance consists of several extraordinary longer stories as well as a selection of intoxicating very short stories. In the chilling 'The First Full Thought of Her Life,' a shooter gets in position while a young girl climbs a sand dune. In 'Voltaire Night,' students compete to tell a story about the worst thing that ever happened to them. In 'Stay Where You Are,' two oblivious travelers in Central America are kidnapped by a gunman they assume to be an insurgent--but the gunman has his own problems. An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth's unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own"--
Member of
Summary
Taking place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a first stand-alone collection of the author’s work features stories that capture the rage, despair and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence in the heart of the American dream
Tone
Assigning source
Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554961
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unferth, Deb Olin,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3621.N44
  • PS3621.N44
LC item number
  • W35 2017
  • A6 2017
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
Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Likable ; Pet ; Wait till you see me dance ; Stay where you are -- 2. To the ocean ; The vice president of pretzels ; Defects ; A crossroads ; An opera season ; How to dispel your illusions ; Granted ; My daughter Debbie ; Open water ; The applicant ; The walk ; Online ; Your character ; Fear of trees -- 3. Voltaire night ; Mr. Simmons takes a prisoner ; The first full thought of her life ; Bride -- 4. Husband ; The mothers ; Final days ; Decorate, decorate ; 37 seconds ; Interview ; Flaws ; The one fondly mentioned ; Draft ; Welcome ; Boulder ; The last composer ; Yesterday ; Abandon normal instruments ; The magicians ; Dirty joke (in translation) -- Mr. Creativity
Control code
976000424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781555977689
Lccn
2016938178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Likable ; Pet ; Wait till you see me dance ; Stay where you are -- 2. To the ocean ; The vice president of pretzels ; Defects ; A crossroads ; An opera season ; How to dispel your illusions ; Granted ; My daughter Debbie ; Open water ; The applicant ; The walk ; Online ; Your character ; Fear of trees -- 3. Voltaire night ; Mr. Simmons takes a prisoner ; The first full thought of her life ; Bride -- 4. Husband ; The mothers ; Final days ; Decorate, decorate ; 37 seconds ; Interview ; Flaws ; The one fondly mentioned ; Draft ; Welcome ; Boulder ; The last composer ; Yesterday ; Abandon normal instruments ; The magicians ; Dirty joke (in translation) -- Mr. Creativity
Control code
976000424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781555977689
Lccn
2016938178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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