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Author Power, Chris, 1974- author.

Title Mothers : stories / Chris Power.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC POWER,C    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First American edition.
Description 287 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Mother 1: Summer 1976 -- Above the wedding -- The crossing -- The Colossus of Rhodes -- Mother 2: Innsbruck -- The haväng dolmen -- Run -- Portals -- Johnny Kingdom -- Mother 3: Eva.
Summary "Chris Power?s stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends?characters who search without knowing what they seek. Their paths lead them to thresholds, bridges, rivers, and sites of mysterious, irresistible connection to the past. A woman uses her mother?s old travel guide, aged years beyond relevance, to navigate on a journey to nowhere; a stand-up comic with writer?s block performs a fateful gig at a cocaine-fueled bachelor party; on holiday in Greece, a father must confront the limits to which he can keep his daughters safe. Braided throughout is the story of Eva, a daughter, wife, and mother, whose search for a self and place of belonging tracks a devastating path through generations. Ranging from remote English moors to an ancient Swedish burial ground to a hedonistic Mexican wedding, the stories in Mothers lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love, and abandonment. Suffused with yearning, Power?s transcendent prose expresses a profound ache for vanished pasts and uncertain futures."--
Subject Short stories, American -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780374213664 (hardcover) $26.00
0374213666 : $26.00

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