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The Resource Black Elvis : stories, by Geoffrey Becker

Black Elvis : stories, by Geoffrey Becker

Label
Black Elvis : stories
Title
Black Elvis
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Geoffrey Becker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this funny, touching collection about music, identity, liars, and love, Geoffrey Becker brings us into the lives of people who have come to a turning point and lets us watch as they take, however clumsily, their next steps. In the title story, an aging black singer who performs only Elvis songs despite his classic bluesman looks has his regular spot at the local blues jam threatened by a newly arrived Asian American with the unlikely name Robert Johnson. In "Man Under," two friends struggling to be rock musicians in Reagan-era Brooklyn find that their front door has been removed by their landlord. An aspiring writer discovers the afterlife consists of being the stand-in for a famous author on an endless book tour in "Another Coyote Story." Lonely and adrift in Florence, Italy, a young man poses as a tour guide with an art history degree in "Know Your Saints." And in "This Is Not a Bar," a simple night on the town for a middle-aged guitar student and jazz buff turns into a confrontation with his past and an exploration of what is or is not real. In his depictions of struggling performers, artists, expectant parents, travelers, con-men, temporarily employed academics, and even the recently deceased, Becker asks the question, Which are more important: the stories we tell other people or the ones we tell ourselves?
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Geoffrey
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3552.E2553
LC item number
B53 2009eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • American fiction
Label
Black Elvis : stories, by Geoffrey Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Black Elvis -- Know your saints -- Cowboy honeymoon -- This is not a bar -- Iowa winter -- Imaginary Tucson -- Man under -- Another coyote story -- Jimi Hendrix, bluegrass star -- Santorini -- The naked man -- Black days
Control code
707925272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (173 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820340289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q3v1v
  • d05a2173-27f5-4173-9bf9-60fcdc91b190
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925272
Label
Black Elvis : stories, by Geoffrey Becker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Black Elvis -- Know your saints -- Cowboy honeymoon -- This is not a bar -- Iowa winter -- Imaginary Tucson -- Man under -- Another coyote story -- Jimi Hendrix, bluegrass star -- Santorini -- The naked man -- Black days
Control code
707925272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (173 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820340289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q3v1v
  • d05a2173-27f5-4173-9bf9-60fcdc91b190
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925272

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