The Resource Amor and psycho : stories, Carolyn Cooke

Amor and psycho : stories, Carolyn Cooke

Label
Amor and psycho : stories
Title
Amor and psycho
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the highly acclaimed author of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Bingham Award for fiction) comes a lyrical, visceral collection of short stories about sex and scars, waste and promise, with an eclectic cast of characters spanning generations and cultures. In "Francis Bacon," an aspiring writer crafts sexual fantasies for an Upper East Side mogul. In "The Snake," a restless psychologist sheds one existence after another, continuously restarting her life. In "The Boundary," a resident artist on a Native American reservation connects with a charismatic, deeply troubled teenager. In the surreal "She Bites," a man builds a doghouse as his wife slowly transforms. In "Opal is Evidence," a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, suffering from a brain tumor, house-sit at the yurt of marijuana farmers. In "The New Skin," a man literally unpeeled by horrific burns gradually recovers. And in the transcendent, three-part title story, two close friends confront cancer and suicide. Cooke's searing tapestry--peopled by characters who disappear and reemerge throughout the collection--explores lives ruled by illness, ritual, desire, and angst. At once philosophical and compulsively readable, Amor & Psycho dives into our dark spaces, confronting the poetry and brutality of human existence"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooke, Carolyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O55495
LC item number
A46 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, American
Label
Amor and psycho : stories, Carolyn Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Francis Bacon -- Aesthetic discipline -- The snake -- Amor and Psycho -- The boundary -- Isle of wigs -- She bites -- The antiheroes -- Swing -- Opal is evidence -- Among the Mezima-Wa
Control code
ocn818318031
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780307594747
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012045297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99954959211
System control number
(OCoLC)818318031
Label
Amor and psycho : stories, Carolyn Cooke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Francis Bacon -- Aesthetic discipline -- The snake -- Amor and Psycho -- The boundary -- Isle of wigs -- She bites -- The antiheroes -- Swing -- Opal is evidence -- Among the Mezima-Wa
Control code
ocn818318031
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780307594747
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012045297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99954959211
System control number
(OCoLC)818318031

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