The Resource Thunderstruck & other stories, Elizabeth Mccracken, (electronic resource)

Thunderstruck & other stories, Elizabeth Mccracken, (electronic resource)

Label
Thunderstruck & other stories
Title
Thunderstruck & other stories
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Mccracken
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House'finalist for the National Book Award'comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as "exquisite" (The New York Times Book Review), "funny and heartbreaking" (The Boston Globe), and "a true marvel" (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property," selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey," the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy'an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent'that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Advance praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories "[Elizabeth] McCracken's short stories are like no others. Her distinctive voice, her slightly askew manner of looking at the world, her mix of mordant humor and tenderness, her sense of life's ironies, and the jolt of electricity at the end of each tale make her work arresting and memorable. . . . Readers will enjoy reading them twice'the first time quickly, because the plots are mesmerizing and strange, and the second to relish the dozens of images, apercus, and descriptions. . . . McCracken transforms life's dead ends into transformational visions."'Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The Giant's House National Book Award finalist "This book is so lovely that, when you're reading, you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow."'Salon "Such is the incantatory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor. . . . I was reminded at various points of Harper Lee, Marjorie Kellogg, Carson McCullers, and Walker Percy."'The New Yorker Praise for Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry "Funny and heartbreaking . . . a terrific book . . . You could gulp [these stories] like heart-candy."'The Boston Sunday Globe "There's . . . a real grace of language here'a knack for quirky, precise description. . . . McCracken [has an] engaging voice, [a] sharp eye for those moments when the grotesque hides behind the unexceptional'and [an] ability to persuade us that what appears most unlikely is often most illuminating, and frequently most true."'Francine Prose, Los Angeles Times
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCracken, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C35248
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • Short stories
  • Short stories, American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Psychological
  • Short Stories (single author)
  • Literary
Label
Thunderstruck & other stories, Elizabeth Mccracken, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=97F2F803-632E-4743-9512-6CD63DC9A742
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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
Something Amazing -- Property -- Some Terpsichore -- Juliet -- The House Of Two Three-legged Dogs -- Hungry -- The Lost & Found Department Of Greater Boston -- Peter Elroy: A Documentary By Ian Casey -- Thunderstruck
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812995961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
589548
Publisher number
EB00172417
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869377948
Label
Thunderstruck & other stories, Elizabeth Mccracken, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=97F2F803-632E-4743-9512-6CD63DC9A742
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
Something Amazing -- Property -- Some Terpsichore -- Juliet -- The House Of Two Three-legged Dogs -- Hungry -- The Lost & Found Department Of Greater Boston -- Peter Elroy: A Documentary By Ian Casey -- Thunderstruck
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812995961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
589548
Publisher number
EB00172417
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869377948

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