The Resource At-risk, Stories, Amina Gautier, (electronic resource)

At-risk, Stories, Amina Gautier, (electronic resource)

Label
At-risk, Stories
Title
At-risk
Title number
Stories
Statement of responsibility
Amina Gautier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gautier writes with exhilarating insight and confidence about the lives of teenagers . . . at risk from themselves, their families and their friends."-Margot Livesey, New York Times bestselling author In Amina Gautier's Brooklyn, some kids make it and some kids don't, but not in simple ways or for stereotypical reasons. Gautier's stories explore the lives of young African Americans who might all be classified as "at-risk," yet who encounter different opportunities and dangers in their particular neighborhoods and schools and who see life through the lens of different family experiences. Gautier's focus is on quiet daily moments, even in extraordinary lives; her characters do not stand as emblems of a subculture but live and breathe as people. In "The Ease of Living," the young teen Jason is sent down south to spend the summer with his grandfather after witnessing the double murder of his two best friends, and he is not happy about it. In "Pan Is Dead," two half-siblings watch as the heroin-addicted father of the older one works his way back into their mother's life; in "Dance for Me," a girl on scholarship at a posh Manhattan school teaches white girls to dance in the bathroom in order to be invited to a party. As teenagers in complicated circumstances, each of Gautier's characters is pushed in many directions. To succeed may entail unforgiveable compro­mises, and to follow their desires may lead to catastrophe. Yet within these stories they exist and can be seen as they are, in the moment of choosing. "Despite its title, this is not a debut composed of rapid shocks and dangers, but a quieter accumulation of heartbreaking pressures."-Foreword Reviews
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gautier, Amina
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban
  • Short Stories (single Author)
  • Literary
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
At-risk, Stories, Amina Gautier, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820341323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13649755
Publisher number
MWT13649755
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
At-risk, Stories, Amina Gautier, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820341323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13649755
Publisher number
MWT13649755
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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