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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 til you see me dance
  • Wait until you see me dance
Title variation remainder
  • stories
  • stories
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing startlingly askew, wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, NOON, and The Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day, but until now there has been no stand-alone collection of her short fiction. 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 insurgentbut 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."--Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unferth, Deb Olin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, American
Label
Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth
Instantiates
Publication
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
sky285418990
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781555977689
Lccn
2016938178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 06/17
Label
Wait till you see me dance : stories, Deb Olin Unferth
Publication
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
sky285418990
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781555977689
Lccn
2016938178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 06/17

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