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The Resource The bigness of the world : stories, by Lori Ostlund

The bigness of the world : stories, by Lori Ostlund

Label
The bigness of the world : stories
Title
The bigness of the world
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Lori Ostlund
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Lori Ostlund;s debut collection people seeking escape from situations at home venture out into a world that they find is just as complicated and troubled as the one they left behind. In prose highlighted by both satire and poignant observation, Ostlund offers characters that represent a different sort of everyman;men and women who poke fun at ideological rigidity while holding fast to good grammar and manners, people seeking connections in a world that seems increasingly foreign. In;Upon Completion of Baldness; a young woman shaves her head for a part in a movie in Hong Kong that will help her escape life with her lover in Albuquerque. The precocious narrator of;All Boy; finds comfort when he is locked in a closet by a babysitter. In;Dr. Deneau;s Punishment; a math teacher leaving New York for Minnesota as a means of punishing himself engages in an unsettling method of discipline. A lesbian couple whose relationship is disintegrating flees to the Moroccan desert in;The Children beneath the Seat.; And in;Idyllic Little Bali; a group of Americans gathers around a pool in Java to discuss their brushes with fame and ends up witnessing a man;s fatal flight from his wife. In the eleven stories in The Bigness of the World we see that wherever you are in the world, where you came from is never far away
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Ostlund, Lori
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.S64
LC item number
B54 2009eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories
  • FICTION
  • Short stories
Label
The bigness of the world : stories, by Lori Ostlund
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Publication
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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
The bigness of the world -- Bed death -- Talking fowl with my father -- The day you were born -- Nobody walks to the Mennonites -- Upon completion of baldness -- And down we went -- Idyllic little Bali -- Dr. Deneau's punishment -- The children beneath the seat -- All boy
Control code
676700514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892101
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676700514
Label
The bigness of the world : stories, by Lori Ostlund
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
The bigness of the world -- Bed death -- Talking fowl with my father -- The day you were born -- Nobody walks to the Mennonites -- Upon completion of baldness -- And down we went -- Idyllic little Bali -- Dr. Deneau's punishment -- The children beneath the seat -- All boy
Control code
676700514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892101
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q5m3h
  • d65c99e5-f3fe-45cf-a0a2-8c900025c1e0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676700514

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