The Resource November storm, Robert Oldshue

November storm, Robert Oldshue

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November storm
Title
November storm
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Robert Oldshue
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eng
Summary
"In each of the stories in Robert Oldshue's debut collection, the characters want to be decent but find that hard to define. In the first story, an elderly couple is told that delivery of their Thanksgiving dinner has been canceled due to an impending blizzard. Unwilling to have guests but nothing to serve them, they make a run to the grocery, hoping to get there and back before the snow, but crash their car into the last of their neighbors. In "The Receiving Line," a male prostitute tricks a closeted suburban schoolteacher only to learn that the trick is on him. "The Field Of Machpelah" features a twenty-something, premed dropout who is guarding a cemetery when a man asks to see his wife's prepaid plot before the hospital disconnects her life support. In "Home Depot," a family uses their foul-mouthed love to survive the birth of a malformed child. A psychiatrist confronts his fear of the past to help a patient in the present in "Mass Mental." In "The Woman On The Road," a twelve-year-old girl negotiates the competing demands of her faith and her family as she is bat mitzvahed in the feminist ferment of the 1980s. The lessons she learns are the lessons learned by a ten-year-old boy in "Fergus B. Fergus," after which, in "Summer Friend," two women and one man renegotiate their sixty-year intimacy when sadly, but inevitably, one of them gets ill. "The Home Of The Holy Assumption" offers a benediction. A quadriplegic goes missing at a nursing home. Was she assumed? In the process of finding out, all are reminded that caring for others, however imperfectly--even laughably--is the only shot at assumption we have. In upstate New York, a November storm is one that comes early in the season. If it catches people off-guard, it can change them in the ways Oldshue's characters are changed by different but equally surprising storms"--
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Oldshue, Robert
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LC call number
PS3615.L423
LC item number
A6 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Iowa Short Fiction Award
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  • Life change events
  • Change (Psychology)
  • FICTION
  • Change (Psychology)
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / General
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November storm, Robert Oldshue
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
November Storm -- The Receiving Line -- The Field Of Machpelah -- Home Depot -- Mass Mental -- The Woman On The Road -- Fergus B. Fergus -- Summer Friend -- The Home Of The Holy Assumption
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781609384524
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20qf732
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  • (OCoLC)956541119
  • (OCoLC)ocn956541119
Label
November storm, Robert Oldshue
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
November Storm -- The Receiving Line -- The Field Of Machpelah -- Home Depot -- Mass Mental -- The Woman On The Road -- Fergus B. Fergus -- Summer Friend -- The Home Of The Holy Assumption
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609384524
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20qf732
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956541119
  • (OCoLC)ocn956541119

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