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The Resource Ate It Anyway : Stories by Ed Allen

Ate It Anyway : Stories by Ed Allen

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Ate It Anyway : Stories by Ed Allen
Title
Ate It Anyway
Title remainder
Stories by Ed Allen
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Language
eng
Summary
In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen's middle Americans seem to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories gauge the tension between what we really feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done. In "Celibacy-by-the-Atlantic," Phil negotiates a lingering, low-intensity regret brought on by the annual family get-together at his parents' beach house, where memories of his aimless, privileged adolescence mingle with forebodings of his aimless, privileged middle age. In "A Lover's Guide to Hospitals," Carl lies in bed, pining over a stillborn romance through a moody, post-op haze of painkillers. As a consoling needle through the heart, the object of Carl's unrequited affections also turns out to be his nurse. In "Burt Osborne Rules the World," a precocious boy ponders his childhood in "a world protected against anything you could imagine doing to make it more interesting." Sensing that only more of the same awaits him as an adult, Burt charts a different course--as a class clown with a truly toxic sense of mischief. Others, like Lydia in "Ralph Goes to Mexico," assert their individuality more effortlessly, for they're just too naturally odd to be cowed by convention. Lydia's dilemma is whether she should have her leukemic cat stuffed and mounted or turned into a hat after he dies. These lyrical tales celebrate the ordinary--and the not so ordinary--with a flourish of Nabokovian wit that combines grandeur, kitsch, and the author's broad empathy with his characters
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MiAaPQ
LC call number
PS3601.L425 -- A84 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Label
Ate It Anyway : Stories by Ed Allen
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1224975
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Publication
Copyright
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
ate it anyway -- contents -- acknowledgments -- river of toys -- celibacy-by-the-atlantic -- night of the red palm -- wickersham day -- ralph goes to mexico -- hungry hungry hippos -- burt osborne rules the world -- how to swallow -- a lover's guide to hospitals -- in a city with dogs -- a bend among bumblebees -- ashes north -- hot plate -- a puddle of sex books -- singing pumpkins -- a foolish but lovable airport -- the flannery o'connor award for short fiction
Control code
EBC1224975
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1224975
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1224975
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10740166
  • (CaONFJC)MIL506217
  • (OCoLC)854974316
Label
Ate It Anyway : Stories by Ed Allen
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1224975
Publication
Copyright
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
ate it anyway -- contents -- acknowledgments -- river of toys -- celibacy-by-the-atlantic -- night of the red palm -- wickersham day -- ralph goes to mexico -- hungry hungry hippos -- burt osborne rules the world -- how to swallow -- a lover's guide to hospitals -- in a city with dogs -- a bend among bumblebees -- ashes north -- hot plate -- a puddle of sex books -- singing pumpkins -- a foolish but lovable airport -- the flannery o'connor award for short fiction
Control code
EBC1224975
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1224975
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1224975
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10740166
  • (CaONFJC)MIL506217
  • (OCoLC)854974316

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