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The Resource Delicate Edible Birds : And Other Stories., Lauren Groff

Delicate Edible Birds : And Other Stories., Lauren Groff

Label
Delicate Edible Birds : And Other Stories.
Title
Delicate Edible Birds
Title remainder
And Other Stories.
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Groff
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Fates and Furies, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in years. Here are nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman.In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a night class in poetry and meets another full-time mother, one whose charismatic brilliance changes everything. In "The Wife of the Dictator," that eponymous wife ("brought back . . . from [the dictator's] last visit to America") grows more desperately, menacingly isolated every day. In "Delicate Edible Birds," a group of war correspondents-a lone, high-spirited woman among them-falls sudden prey to a brutal farmer while fleeing Nazis in the French countryside. In "Lucky Chow Fun," Groff returns us to Templeton, the setting of her first book, for revelations about the darkness within even that idyllic small town. In some of these stories, enormous changes happen in an instant. In others, transformations occur across a lifetime—or several lifetimes. Throughout the collection, Groff displays particular and vivid preoccupations. Crime is a motif—sex crimes, a possible murder, crimes of the heart. Love troubles recur; they're in every story—love in alcoholism, in adultery, in a flood, even in the great flu epidemic of 1918. Some of the love has depths, which are understood too late; some of the love is shallow, and also understood too late. And mastery is a theme—Groff's women swim and baton twirl, become poets, or try and try again to achieve the inner strength to exercise personal freedom. Overall, these stories announce a notable new literary master. Dazzlingly original and confident, Delicate Edible Birds further solidifies Groff's reputation as one of the foremost talents of her generation
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TEFOD
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Delicate Edible Birds : And Other Stories., Lauren Groff
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=208181
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Publication
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
  • Delicate edible birds
  • Lucky chow fun
  • L. DeBard and Aliette
  • Majorette
  • Blythe
  • Wife of the dictator
  • Watershed
  • Sir Fleeting
  • Fugue
Control code
sky2ocm74739547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316373456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14db654c-9339-4f14-94e4-ded4570b4ea4
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
Delicate Edible Birds : And Other Stories., Lauren Groff
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=208181
Publication
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
  • Delicate edible birds
  • Lucky chow fun
  • L. DeBard and Aliette
  • Majorette
  • Blythe
  • Wife of the dictator
  • Watershed
  • Sir Fleeting
  • Fugue
Control code
sky2ocm74739547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316373456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14db654c-9339-4f14-94e4-ded4570b4ea4
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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