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The Resource The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon

The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon

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The pier falls : and other stories
Title
The pier falls
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haddon
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark Haddon, author of the international bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, returns with a collection of unsparing short stories In the prize-winning story "The Gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty.45; in "The Island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a cadre of sheltered artistocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility. Yet the collection achieves a sum that is greater than its parts, proving itself a meditation not only on isolation and loneliness but also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other, often despite themselves. In its titular story, the narrator describes with fluid precision a catastrophe that will collectively define its victims as much as it will disperse them--and brilliantly lays bare the reader's appetite for spectacle alongside its characters'. Cut with lean prose and drawing inventively from history, myth, fairy tales, and, above all, the deep well of empathy that made his three novels so compelling, The Pier Falls reveals a previously unseen side of the celebrated author"--
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Summary
A collection of short stories on isolation and loneliness and also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other.
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Character
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10480908
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Haddon, Mark
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.A26
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • Haddon, Mark
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True
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  • Aristocracy
  • War
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Coping
  • Islands
  • Princesses
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pier falls -- The island -- Bunny -- Wodwo -- The gun -- The woodpecker and the wolf -- Breathe -- The boys who left home to learn fear -- The Weir
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780385540759
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015038507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The pier falls : and other stories, Mark Haddon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pier falls -- The island -- Bunny -- Wodwo -- The gun -- The woodpecker and the wolf -- Breathe -- The boys who left home to learn fear -- The Weir
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780385540759
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015038507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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