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Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley

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Bad dreams and other stories
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Bad dreams and other stories
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Tessa Hadley
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Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning author of The Past once again "crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural" (Washington Post), in a collection of stories that elevate the mundane into the exceptional. The author of six critically acclaimed novels, Tessa Hadley has proven herself to be the champion of revealing the hidden depths in the deceptively simple. In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric or a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: each of these stories illuminate crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys; a young woman reads the diaries she discovers while housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, some that can reverberate across decades; private fantasies can affect other people, for better and worse. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams. Bad Dreams and Other Stories demonstrates yet again that Tessa Hadley "puts on paper a consciousness so visceral, so fully realized, it heightens and expands your own. She is a true master" (Lily King, author of Euphoria)
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Title
Bad dreams and other stories
Creator
Summary
A collection of stories by the award-winning author of The Past explores a theme of the exceptional nature of seemingly mundane things, depicting such characters as sisters who quarrel over an inheritance and new baby, a child who explores her home in the middle of the night and a housekeeper who uncovers an elderly charge's secrets
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10556691
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A35
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Tessa Hadley
Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
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Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Jonathan Cape."--title page verso
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Contents
  • Her share of sorrow
  • Silk brocade
  • An abduction
  • The stain
  • Deeds not words
  • One Saturday morning
  • Experience
  • Bad dreams
  • Flight
  • Under the sign of the moon
Control code
ocn957240912
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http://contentcafe2.btol.com/ContentCafe/Jacket.aspx?UserID=EBSDVR53400&Password=CC19341&Return=1&Type=M&Value=9780062476661&erroroverride=1
Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780062476661
System control number
(OCoLC)957240912

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