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The Resource Swallowed by the cold : stories, Jensen Beach

Swallowed by the cold : stories, Jensen Beach

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Swallowed by the cold : stories
Title
Swallowed by the cold
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jensen Beach
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The intricate, interlocking stories of Jensen Beach's extraordinarily poised story collection are set in a Swedish village on the Baltic Sea as well as in Stockholm over the course of two eventful years. In Swallowed by the Cold, people are besieged and haunted by disasters both personal and national: a fatal cycling accident, a drowned mother, a fire on a ferry, a mysterious arson, the assassination of the Swedish foreign minister, and, decades earlier, the Soviet bombing of Stockholm. In these stories, a drunken, lonely woman is convinced that her new neighbor is the daughter of her dead lover; a one-armed tennis player and a motherless girl reckon with death amid a rainstorm; and happening upon a car crash, a young woman is unaccountably drawn to the victim, even as he slides into a coma and her marriage falls into jeopardy. Again and again, Beach's protagonists find themselves unable to express their innermost feelings to those they are closest to, but at the same time they are drawn to confide in strangers. In its confidence and subtle precision, Beach{u2019}s prose evokes their reticence but is supple enough to reveal deeper passions and intense longing. Shot through with loss and the regret of missed opportunities, Swallowed by the Cold is a searching and crystalline book by a startlingly talented young writer
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Label
Swallowed by the cold : stories, Jensen Beach
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80849118
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781555977382
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015953601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Swallowed by the cold : stories, Jensen Beach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80849118
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781555977382
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015953601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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