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The practical heart : four novellas, Allan Gurganus

Label
The practical heart : four novellas
Title
The practical heart
Title remainder
four novellas
Statement of responsibility
Allan Gurganus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The title novella, an ode to a great aunt who takes an artistically inclined young boy under her wing and shows him through kindness the meaning of love, won the National Magazine Prize. Each of the tales explores the impact that one individual can have on another and how courage and beauty can arise from the most unexpected sources. There is the young preservationist dying of AIDS whose joy in saving old homes never falters and whose smile in the face of death continues to bring happiness to his survivors. There is the pillar of the community whose sudden disgrace confirms a young boy's determination to tell the truth, to be out in the world. Lastly, there is "Saint Monster" the amazingly "ugly" man whose love and devotion to his son transcends race, public humiliation, and even death. These stories may all arise from Gurganus's Carolina home soil, but their messages are universal in scope
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurganus, Allan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.U814
LC item number
P73 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
The practical heart : four novellas, Allan Gurganus
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
The practical heart -- Preservation news -- He's one, too -- Saint monster
Control code
ocm46918445
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780679437635
Lccn
2001032665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46918445
Label
The practical heart : four novellas, Allan Gurganus
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
The practical heart -- Preservation news -- He's one, too -- Saint monster
Control code
ocm46918445
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780679437635
Lccn
2001032665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46918445

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