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The Resource Growing things : and other stories, Paul Tremblay

Growing things : and other stories, Paul Tremblay

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Growing things : and other stories
Title
Growing things
Title remainder
and other stories
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Paul Tremblay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror. Featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, this is an exciting and disquieting glimpse into Paul Tremblay's fantastically fertile imagination. In The Teacher, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates' lives. Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in The Getaway. In Swim Wants to Know If It's as Bad as Swim Thinks, a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster . . . or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblay's previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella Notes from the Dog Walkers deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devil's Rock. The Thirteenth Temple follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts--Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, Growing Things, a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full. In this dazzling compendium, Tremblay explores the devastating poison of nostalgia and regret that infects us, the grim visions harbored in twisted minds that tempt and terrify us, and the stories we create for ourselves and whisper to others to keep the terror at bay. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, he illuminates our primal fears and tormented nightmares in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds, and remember that indeed, the world is full of monsters... of every shape and kind
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An anthology of psychological suspense tales by the award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts includes such entries as "The Teacher," "The Getaway" and "Swim Wants to Know If It's as Bad as Swim Thinks."
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785436
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremblay, Paul
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Growing things : and other stories, Paul Tremblay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our Town's Monster
  • A Haunted House is a Wheel Upon Which Some are Broken
  • It Won't Go Away
  • Notes From the Dog Walkers
  • Further Questions for the Somnambulist
  • The Ice Tower
  • The Society of the Monsterhood
  • Her Red Right Hand
  • It's Against The Law to Feed the Ducks
  • The Thirteenth Temple
  • Growing Things
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Swim Wants to Know if It's as Bad As Swim Thinks
  • Something About Birds
  • The Getaway
  • Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport
  • Where We All Will Be
  • The Teacher
  • Notes for "The Barn in the Wild"
Control code
000065464662
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062679130
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019025817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055686447
Label
Growing things : and other stories, Paul Tremblay
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
  • Our Town's Monster
  • A Haunted House is a Wheel Upon Which Some are Broken
  • It Won't Go Away
  • Notes From the Dog Walkers
  • Further Questions for the Somnambulist
  • The Ice Tower
  • The Society of the Monsterhood
  • Her Red Right Hand
  • It's Against The Law to Feed the Ducks
  • The Thirteenth Temple
  • Growing Things
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Swim Wants to Know if It's as Bad As Swim Thinks
  • Something About Birds
  • The Getaway
  • Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport
  • Where We All Will Be
  • The Teacher
  • Notes for "The Barn in the Wild"
Control code
000065464662
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062679130
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019025817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055686447

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