The Resource The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon, (electronic resource)

The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon, (electronic resource)

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The pier falls : and other stories
Title
The pier falls
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haddon
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Language
eng
Summary
From Mark Haddon, author The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Spot of Bother, and The Red House, nine dazzling stories diverse in style but united in emotional power. The tales in Mark Haddon's lyrical and uncompromising new collection take many forms--Victorian adventure story, science fiction, morality tale, contemporary realism--but they all showcase his virtuoso gifts as a stylist and the deep well of empathy that made his three bestselling novels so compelling. The characters here are often isolated physically or estranged from their families, yet they yearn for connection. In aggregate the stories become a meditation on the essential aloneness of the human condition but also on the connections, however tenuous and imperfect, that link people to one another. In the title story, an unnamed narrator describes with cool precision a catastrophe that strikes a seaside town, both tearing lives apart and bringing them together. In the prizewinning story "The Gun," a boy's life is marked by the afternoon he encounters a semiautomatic pistol belonging to his friend's older brother; in "The Island," a Greek princess is abandoned on an island by her abductor; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a group of adventurers travel deep into the Amazonian jungle but discover the gravest danger lurking among their own number; and in "The Woodpecker and the Wolf," a woman wonders whether she has chosen to travel to Mars only to escape the entanglement of human relationships back here on Earth. Drawing inventively from history, myth, folktales, and modern life, The Pier Falls showcases Haddon's immense gifts of invention and penetrating insight
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TEFOD
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1962-
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Haddon, Mark
Dewey number
823/.914
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not applicable
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LC call number
PR6058.A26
LC item number
A6 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Clare Corbett and Daniel Weyman
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  • Corbett, Clare
  • Weyman, Dan
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Short stories, English
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Label
The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 06 min., 02 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780399565717
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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9bf3e350-a9f7-4505-b4a6-9e53a52cabe9
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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(OCoLC)949669403
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Label
The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 06 min., 02 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780399565717
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9bf3e350-a9f7-4505-b4a6-9e53a52cabe9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)949669403
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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