The Resource Compression scars : stories, (electronic resource)

Compression scars : stories, (electronic resource)

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Compression scars : stories
Title
Compression scars
Title remainder
stories
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The eleven stories in Kellie Wells's debut collection cover a wide range of eccentric characters-from a young girl experiencing her friend's strange demise to a set of opposite-sex conjoined twins. Forced to deal with the debilitating confines of the physical world-usually manifest in some kind of deformity or affliction, from compression scars to mysterious blue skin-Wells's characters struggle to transcend their existential disappointments and find some way and someone to love. In the title story, Ivy and her best friend Duncan struggle to understand their mortality as Ivy learns of his potentially fatal internal scarring caused by a moped accident. As Ivy says, "Things can get so strange so fast," and they frequently do in Wells's stories. But Ivy and Duncan help each other escape their frightening, difficult world, if only momentarily, through imagination, good humor, and closeness. "Godlight" addresses most specifically the questions that are evident in all the stories: Do you believe in God, and do you believe in reincarnation? Jonas, the Hyatt Regency Hotel's live-in light bulb replacement man, encounters two different characters-a child who lives in the hotel and a woman who claims that her identity has been altered for the Witness Protection Program-who ponder these questions. Meanwhile, Jonas is left wondering what has really become of his missing daughter, Emma. The physical world is brought into question frequently in this collection, and in "My Guardian, Claire," we see what can happen when someone tries to transcend it-and succeeds. During a séance to reach the narrator's late mother, Claire reaches the spirit world and never truly returns. The narrator tries desperately to retrieve Claire through a hilarious trip to the Exotic Animal Drive-Thru Paradise. Compression Scars is an eloquent and original collection that vibrantly captures the oddities of both the everyday and the out-of-this-world
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1962-
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Wells, Kellie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
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  • Short stories
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Compression scars : stories, (electronic resource)
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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
9780820342092
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12442757
Publisher number
MWT12442757
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Compression scars : stories, (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
9780820342092
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442757
Publisher number
MWT12442757
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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