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The Resource The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan

The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan

Label
The dominant animal : stories
Title
The dominant animal
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Scanlan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Dominant Animal--Kathryn Scanlan's adventurous, unsettling debut collection--compression is key. Sentences have been relentlessly trimmed, tuned, and teased for maximum impact, and a ferocious attention to rhythm and sound results in a palpable pulse of excitability and distress. The nature of love is questioned at a golf course, a flower shop, an all-you-can-eat buffet. The clay head of a man is bought and displayed as a trophy. Interior life manifests on the physical plane, where characters--human and animal--eat and breathe, provoke and injure one another. With exquisite control, Scanlan moves from expansive moods and fine afternoons to unease and violence--and also from deliberate and generative ambiguity to shocking, revelatory exactitude. Disturbances accrue as the collection progresses. How often the conclusions open--rather than tie--up. How they twist alertly. No mercy, a character says--and these stories are merciless and strange and absolutely masterful."--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10876624
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Scanlan, Kathryn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C263
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Flash fiction, American
  • Short stories, American
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stories
Label
The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power tools
  • Shh
  • Mother's teeth
  • The baby
  • Please
  • Bait-and-switch
  • The imprecation
  • Dear sirs
  • Colonial revival
  • The locket
  • The first whiffs of spring
  • The hungry valley
  • Victorian wedding portrait
  • BJ
  • Coolly, bluely
  • Line
  • Derland
  • The dominant animal
  • Salad days
  • Live a little
  • Design for a carpet
  • The candidate
  • The wine manager and I
  • Ta-da!
  • Yet you turn to the man
  • Vagrants
  • Now this
  • Dear Mary
  • The old mill
  • Fable
  • Master framer
  • The rescued man
  • Beef hearts trimmed of fat, braised
  • Lemons
  • The poker
  • Playhouse
  • Happy wife, happy life
  • Florida is for lovers
  • Men of the woods
  • Small pink female
Control code
on1102180881
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780374538293
Lccn
2019054462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102180881
Label
The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power tools
  • Shh
  • Mother's teeth
  • The baby
  • Please
  • Bait-and-switch
  • The imprecation
  • Dear sirs
  • Colonial revival
  • The locket
  • The first whiffs of spring
  • The hungry valley
  • Victorian wedding portrait
  • BJ
  • Coolly, bluely
  • Line
  • Derland
  • The dominant animal
  • Salad days
  • Live a little
  • Design for a carpet
  • The candidate
  • The wine manager and I
  • Ta-da!
  • Yet you turn to the man
  • Vagrants
  • Now this
  • Dear Mary
  • The old mill
  • Fable
  • Master framer
  • The rescued man
  • Beef hearts trimmed of fat, braised
  • Lemons
  • The poker
  • Playhouse
  • Happy wife, happy life
  • Florida is for lovers
  • Men of the woods
  • Small pink female
Control code
on1102180881
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780374538293
Lccn
2019054462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102180881

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