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The Resource Dog years, Melissa Yancy

Dog years, Melissa Yancy

Label
Dog years
Title
Dog years
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Yancy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of these richly layered stories juxtapose the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable frustrations of everyday life: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles. In "Go Forth," an aging couple attends a kidney transplant reunion, where donors and recipients collide with unexpected results; in "Hounds," a woman who runs a facial reconstruction program for veterans nurses her dying dog while recounting the ways she has used sex as both a weapon and a salve; and in "Consider This Case," a lonely fetal surgeon caring for his aesthete father must reconsider sexuality and the lengths people will go to have children. Melissa Yancy's personal experience in the milieus of hospitals, medicine, and family services infuse her narratives with a rare texture and gravity. Keenly observant, offering both sharp humor and humanity, these stories explore the ties that bind--both genetic and otherwise--and the fine line between the mundane and the maudlin. Whether the men or women that populate these pages are contending with illness, death, or parenthood, the real focus is on time and our inability to slow its progression, reminding us to revel in those moments we can control"--
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Yancy, Melissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pitt drue heinz lit prize
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Short stories
Label
Dog years, Melissa Yancy
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Publication
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not applicable
Contents
Dog Years; Consider This Case ; Firstborn ; Hounds ; Miracle Girl Grows Up; Go Forth ; Teeth Apart ; The Program"! Stray; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn958220216
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982319
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958220216
Label
Dog years, Melissa Yancy
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Contents
Dog Years; Consider This Case ; Firstborn ; Hounds ; Miracle Girl Grows Up; Go Forth ; Teeth Apart ; The Program"! Stray; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn958220216
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982319
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958220216

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