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All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod

Label
All the beloved ghosts
Title
All the beloved ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Alison MacLeod
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded, Hovering on the border of life and death, these stories form a ground-shifting collection, taking us into history, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures. In 1920s Nova Scotia, as winter begins to thaw, a woman emerges from mourning and wears a new fur coat to a dance that will change everything. A teenager searches for his lover on a charged summer evening in 2011, as around him London erupts in anger. A cardiac specialist lingers on the edge of consciousness as he awaits a new heart A?- And is transported to an attic room half a century ago. In an ancient Yorkshire churchyard, the author visits Sylvia Plath's grave and makes an unexpected connection across time. On a trip to Brighton, reluctant jihadists face the ultimate spiritual test. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury Group, is overcome by the past, all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes. Precise, playful and evocative, these exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. Written with vigorous intelligence and delicate insight, this collection captures the surprising joys, small tragedies and profound truths of existence
Summary
A collection of short stories, with characters hovering on the border of life and death, where memory is most vivid and the present most elusive.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10560513
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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MacLeod, Alison
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Memory
  • Short stories, English
Target audience
adult
Label
All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The thaw -- Solo, a cappella -- The heart of Denis Noble -- Sylvia wears pink in the underworld -- There are precious things -- Oscillate wildly -- Dreaming Diana: twelve frames -- In praise of radical fish -- Imagining Chekhov -- Woman with little pug -- Chekhov's telescope -- The death of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov -- How to make a citizen's arrest -- We are Methodists -- All the beloved ghosts
Control code
000059805089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781408863763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982062035
Label
All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The thaw -- Solo, a cappella -- The heart of Denis Noble -- Sylvia wears pink in the underworld -- There are precious things -- Oscillate wildly -- Dreaming Diana: twelve frames -- In praise of radical fish -- Imagining Chekhov -- Woman with little pug -- Chekhov's telescope -- The death of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov -- How to make a citizen's arrest -- We are Methodists -- All the beloved ghosts
Control code
000059805089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781408863763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982062035

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