The Resource The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan

The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan

Label
The dominant animal : stories
Title
The dominant animal
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Scanlan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Dominant Animal--Kathryn Scanlan's adventurous, unsettling debut collection--compression is key. Sentences have been relentlessly trimmed, tuned, and teased for maximum impact, and a ferocious attention to rhythm and sound results in a palpable pulse of excitability and distress. The nature of love is questioned at a golf course, a flower shop, an all-you-can-eat buffet. The clay head of a man is bought and displayed as a trophy. Interior life manifests on the physical plane, where characters--human and animal--eat and breathe, provoke and injure one another. With exquisite control, Scanlan moves from expansive moods and fine afternoons to unease and violence--and also from deliberate and generative ambiguity to shocking, revelatory exactitude. Disturbances accrue as the collection progresses. How often the conclusions open--rather than tie--up. How they twist alertly. No mercy, a character says--and these stories are merciless and strange and absolutely masterful."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scanlan, Kathryn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C263
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flash fiction, American
  • Short stories, American
Label
The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102180881
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780374538293
Lccn
2019054462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102180881
Label
The dominant animal : stories, Kathryn Scanlan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102180881
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780374538293
Lccn
2019054462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102180881

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - Bees Ferry WestBorrow it
      Charleston, SC, US
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      Charleston, SC, US
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