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The shell collector : stories, Anthony Doerr

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The shell collector : stories
Title
The shell collector
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this astonishingly assured, exquisitely crafted debut collection, Anthony Doerr takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio, from sideshow pageantry to harsh wilderness survival, charting a vast and varied emotional landscape. Like the best storytellers, Doerr explores the human condition in all its manifestations: metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts. Most dazzling is Doerr's gift for conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all are united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of their respective landscapes. In "The Hunter's Wife," a hunter's profession is challenged when he learns that his wife can communicate with animal spirits. "For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story" features two sisters in Idaho struggling to come to terms with the very different paths they have chosen, one traveling the globe with a sideshow and one remaining with her mother in their hometown. In "July 4th," a group of wealthy Americans enters a bet with a gang of British sportsmen: the first side to land the largest freshwater fish on each of the continents wins. The title story describes a blind marine biologist who isolates himself in a thatch-roofed kibanda in Kenya, only to be thrust into the spotlight when he accidentally discovers the cure for a fatal disease. Like all of Doerr's stories, it shimmers with beautiful language and transports readers to a perfectly realized, magical world of his own creation. The Shell Collector is an enchanting and imaginative debut by a young writer embarking on an important literary career
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Title
The shell collector
Creator
Summary
A debut collection of evocative short fiction explores the complex mysteries of the human condition--grief, transformation, fractured relationships, and mending hearts--in a volume that includes the title story, "The Hunter's Wife," and "For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story," about two Idaho sisters struggling to come to terms with their diverse paths in life
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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072275
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O34
LC item number
S54 2002
Literary form
short stories
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True
Target audience
adult
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Anthony Doerr
The shell collector : stories, Anthony Doerr
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The shell collector : stories, Anthony Doerr
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Contents
  • The shell collector
  • The hunter's wife
  • So many chances
  • For a long time : this was Griselda's story
  • July fourth
  • The caretaker
  • A tangle by the rapid river
  • Mkondo
Control code
ocm47054787
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9780743212748
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2001040031

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