The Resource Cockfosters : stories, Helen Simpson, (electronic resource)

Cockfosters : stories, Helen Simpson, (electronic resource)

Label
Cockfosters : stories
Title
Cockfosters
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Helen Simpson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A wickedly wry, tender new collection from one of our finest internationally acclaimed short story writers. Nine virtuoso stories that take up the preoccupations and fixations of time's passing and of middle age and that take us from today's London and Berlin to the wild west of the USA and the wilder shores of Mother Russia; stories finely balanced between devastation and optimism. In the title story, long-ago school pals take the London Underground to the end of the Piccadilly line--Cockfosters Station--to retrieve a lost pair of newly prescribed bifocals ("The worst thing about needing glasses is the bumbling," says Julie. "I've turned into a bumbler overnight. Me! I run marathons!"); each station stop prompting reflections on their shared past, present, and possible futures. In "Erewhon," a gender-role flip: after having sex with his wife, who has turned over and instantly fallen asleep, a man lies awake fretting about his body shape, his dissatisfaction with sex, his children, his role in the marriage. In "Kythera," lemon drizzle cake is a mother's ritual preparation for her (now grown) daughter's birthday as she conjures up memories of all the birthday cakes she has made for her, each one more poignant than the last; this new cake becoming a memento mori, an act of love, and a symbol of transformation ... And in "Berlin," a fiftysomething couple on a "Ring package" to Germany spend four evenings watching Wagner's epic, recalling their life together, reckoning with the husband's infidelity, the wife noting the similarity between their marriage and the Ring Cycle itself: "I'm glad I stuck it out but I'd never want to sit through it again.""--
  • "Helen Simpson's sixth collection of short stories"--
Member of
Has edition
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Helen
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.I4226
LC item number
A6 2017eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Simpson, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, English
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Label
Cockfosters : stories, Helen Simpson, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Contents
Cockfosters -- Torremolinos -- Erewhon -- Kentish Town -- Kythera -- Moscow -- Cheapside -- Arizona -- Berlin
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource (181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780451493088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4396a83d-f8ae-4cfa-87d4-9a0818fce6a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989518558
Label
Cockfosters : stories, Helen Simpson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Contents
Cockfosters -- Torremolinos -- Erewhon -- Kentish Town -- Kythera -- Moscow -- Cheapside -- Arizona -- Berlin
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource (181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780451493088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4396a83d-f8ae-4cfa-87d4-9a0818fce6a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989518558

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