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The Resource Corpus Christi : stories, Bret Anthony Johnston

Corpus Christi : stories, Bret Anthony Johnston

Label
Corpus Christi : stories
Title
Corpus Christi
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Bret Anthony Johnston
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Corpus Christi, Texas - a town often hit by hurricanes - parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain." "A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father's act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A "hurricane party" reunites a couple whom tragedy parted. And, in an unforgettable three-story cycle, an illness sets in profound relief a man's relationship with his mother and the odd, shifting fidelity of truth to love." "These narratives explore the complex volatility of love and intimacy, sorrow and renewal - and expose how often these experiences feel like the opposite of themselves. From the woman whose young son's uncanny rapport with snakes illuminates her own missed opportunities, to the man confronting his wife and her lover in a house full of illegal exotic birds, all the characters here face moments of profound decision and recognition in which no choice is clearly or completely right."-Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O384
LC item number
C67 2004
Literary form
fiction
Label
Corpus Christi : stories, Bret Anthony Johnston
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Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Birds of paradise
  • Buy for me the rain
  • Waterwalkers
  • I see something you don't see
  • In the tall grass
  • Outside the toy store
  • Corpus christi
  • Widow
  • Two liars
  • Anything that floats
Control code
53919726
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 255 p.
Isbn
9781400062119
Lccn
2003069315
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.
Label
Corpus Christi : stories, Bret Anthony Johnston
Link
Publication
Contents
  • Birds of paradise
  • Buy for me the rain
  • Waterwalkers
  • I see something you don't see
  • In the tall grass
  • Outside the toy store
  • Corpus christi
  • Widow
  • Two liars
  • Anything that floats
Control code
53919726
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 255 p.
Isbn
9781400062119
Lccn
2003069315
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.

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