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Verge : stories
Title:
Verge : stories
ISBN:
9780525534877
Physical Description:
194 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
The pull -- The organ runner -- Street walker -- The garden of earthly delights -- A woman object (exploding) -- Cosmos -- Second language -- A woman signifying -- The eleventh commandment -- Drive through -- Cusp -- A woman refusing -- Shooting -- A woman apologizing -- Mechanics -- Second coming -- Beatings -- A woman going out -- How to lose an I -- Two girls.
Abstract:
Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year by Vogue , Buzzfeed , Hello Giggles , and more . A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. I tell you, do not go near that place. Do not go near it. Graywolves guard the ground there. Girls are growing from guts, enough for a body and language all the way out of this world. An eight-year-old trauma victim is enlisted as an underground courier, rushing frozen organs through the alleys of Eastern Europe. A young janitor transforms discarded objects into a fantastical, sprawling miniature city until a shocking discovery forces him to rethink his creation. A brazen child tells off a pack of schoolyard tormentors with the spirited invention of an eleventh commandment. A wounded man drives eastward, through tears and grief, toward an unexpected transcendence. Lidia Yuknavitch's bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children , and her groundbreaking memoir The Chronology of Water , have established her as one of our most urgent contemporary voices: a writer with a rare gift for tracing the jagged boundaries between art and trauma, sex and violence, destruction and survival. In Verge , her first collection of short fiction, she turns her eye to life on the margins, in all its beauty and brutality. A book of heroic grace and empathy, Verge is a viscerally powerful and moving survey of our modern heartache life.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.