The Resource Bright shards of someplace else : stories, by Monica McFawn

Bright shards of someplace else : stories, by Monica McFawn

Label
Bright shards of someplace else : stories
Title
Bright shards of someplace else
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Monica McFawn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the eleven kaleidoscopic stories that make up Bright Shards of Someplace Else, Monica McFawn traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur when people misread the minds of others. The characters--an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse trainers, and poets--often try to pin down another's point of view, only to find that their own worldview is far from fixed. The characters in McFawn's stories long for and fear the encroachment of others. A young boy reduces his nanny's phone bill with a call, then convinces her he can solve her other problems. A man who works at a butterfly-release business becomes dangerously obsessed with solving a famous mathematical proof. A poetry professor finds himself entangled in the investigation of a murdered student. In the final story, an aging lyricist reconnects with a renowned singer to write an album in the Appalachian Mountains, only to be interrupted by the appearance of his drug-addicted son and a mythical story of recovery. By turns exuberant and philosophically adroit, Bright Shards of Someplace Else reminds us of both the limits of empathy and its absolute necessity. Our misreadings of others may be unavoidable, but they themselves can be things of beauty, charm, and connection
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFawn, Monica
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C4397
LC item number
B75 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, American
Label
Bright shards of someplace else : stories, by Monica McFawn
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
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes -- Dead Horse Productions -- Key Phrases -- Elegantly, In The Least Number Of Steps -- A Country Woman -- Line Of Questioning -- Improvisation -- The Slide Turned On End -- Ornament And Crime -- Snippet And The Rainbow Bridge -- The Chautauqua Sessions
Control code
ocn868147553
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780820346878
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868147553
Label
Bright shards of someplace else : stories, by Monica McFawn
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
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes -- Dead Horse Productions -- Key Phrases -- Elegantly, In The Least Number Of Steps -- A Country Woman -- Line Of Questioning -- Improvisation -- The Slide Turned On End -- Ornament And Crime -- Snippet And The Rainbow Bridge -- The Chautauqua Sessions
Control code
ocn868147553
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780820346878
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868147553

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