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Funny once : stories, Antonya Nelson

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Funny once : stories
Title
Funny once
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Antonya Nelson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Michael Chabon once said, "I scan the tables of contents of magazines, looking for Antonya Nelson's name, hoping that she has decided to bless us again." And now she has blessed us again, with a bounty of the stories for which she is so beloved. Her stories are clear-eyed, hard-edged, beautifully formed. In the title story, "Funny Once," a couple held together by bad behavior fall into a lie with their more responsible friends. In "The Village," a woman visits her father at a nursing home, recalling his equanimity at her teenage misdeeds and gaining a new understanding of his own past indiscretions. In another, when a troubled girl in the neighborhood goes missing, a mother worries increasingly about her teenage son's relationship with a bad-news girlfriend. In the novella "Three Wishes," siblings muddle through in the aftermath of their elder brother's too-early departure from the world. The landscape of this book is the wide open spaces of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Throughout, there is the pervasive desire to drink to forget, to have sex with the wrong people, to hit the road and figure out later where to stop for the night. These characters are aging, regretting actions both taken and not, inhabiting their extended adolescences as best they can. And in Funny Once, their flawed humanity is made beautiful, perfectly observed by one of America's best short story writers"--
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Title
Funny once
Creator
Summary
"Michael Chabon once said, "I scan the tables of contents of magazines, looking for Antonya Nelson's name, hoping that she has decided to bless us again." And now she has blessed us again, with a bounty of the stories for which she is so beloved. Her stories are clear-eyed, hard-edged, beautifully formed. In the title story, "Funny Once," a couple held together by bad behavior fall into a lie with their more responsible friends. In "The Village," a woman visits her father at a nursing home, recalling hisequanimity at her teenage misdeeds and gaining a new understanding of his own past indiscretions. In another, when a troubled girl in the neighborhood goes missing, a mother worries increasingly about her teenage son's relationship with a bad-news girlfriend. In the novella "Three Wishes," siblings muddle through in the aftermath of their elder brother's too-early departure from the world. The landscape of this book is the wide open spaces of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Throughout, there is the pervasive desire to drink to forget, to have sex with the wrong people, to hit the road and figure out later where to stop for the night. These characters are aging, regretting actions both taken and not, inhabiting their extended adolescences as bestthey can. And in Funny Once, their flawed humanity is made beautiful, perfectly observed by one of America's best short story writers"--
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Genre
Tone
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Character
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10302610
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.E428
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
short stories
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adult
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Antonya Nelson
Funny once : stories, Antonya Nelson
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Funny once : stories, Antonya Nelson
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Contents
  • Funny once
  • Three wishes
  • Literally
  • Soldier's joy
  • iff
  • First husband
  • The village
  • Winter in Yalta
  • The there there
  • Chapter two
Control code
ocn866252315
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781620408612
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013044001
System control number
(OCoLC)866252315

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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