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Author Stone, Laurie (Novelist), author.

Title My life as an animal : stories / Laurie Stone.

Publication Info. Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC STONE,L    Available
Description 203 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Yard sale -- Elevator -- Sixty -- Andre -- Spy -- Toby dead -- Gesche -- Boulder -- Leaving Gardner -- I like talking to you -- Thin -- Wolf or dog -- Aloes -- Marco -- Goat -- Dog -- Ring -- When people fall, i laugh -- Catch -- Threads -- I like talking to you, 2 -- Kolkata -- Hallmark -- Clip -- Bus -- Happiness.
Summary A woman meets a man and falls in love. She is sixty, a writer and lifelong New Yorker raised by garmentos . She thought this kind of thing wouldn't happen again. He is English, so who knows what he thinks. He is fifty-six, a professor now living in Arizona, the son of a bespoke tailor. As the first of Laurie Stone's linked stories begins, the writer contemplates what life would be like in the desert with the professor. As we learn how she became the person she is, we also come to know the artists and politics of the downtown scene of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, a cultural milieu that remains alive in her. In sharply etched prose, Stone presents a woman constantly seduced by strangers, language, the streets-- even a wildlife trail. Her characters realize that they feel at home in dislocation--in always living in two places at the same time: east and west, past and present, the bed and the grave (or copper urn). Love may not last, the writer knows. Then again, when has anything you thought about the future turned out right?
Subject Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780810134287 paperback alkaline paper
0810134284 paperback alkaline paper

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