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The Resource Meatloaf in Manhattan, Robert Power

Meatloaf in Manhattan, Robert Power

Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Title
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
Robert Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these sixteen tales, the author captures the joys and frailties of seemingly ordinary lives with extraordinary perception and wit. The stories take us from a Manhattan diner to a train station in Vietnam, from the Wild West to small town Australia, in a dazzling display of faith in language and in life. A man staying in New York pretends to be blind and inveigles his way through the defences of a lonely diner waitress; a child beggar in Vietnam makes his determined way through loss and into the world; a father falls prey to the temptations of the internet; a client discovers his psychiatrist's startling secret; and a wife sends a beautiful, but shocking, letter to her husband, the postman. Each delicious story transports the reader into another world and life with authorial grace and an assured lightness of touch
Summary
In these sixteen tales, the author captures the joys and frailties of seemingly ordinary lives with extraordinary perception and wit. The stories take us from a Manhattan diner to a train station in Vietnam, from the Wild West to small town Australia, in a dazzling display of faith in language and in life. A man staying in New York pretends to be blind and inveigles his way through the defences of a lonely diner waitress; a child beggar in Vietnam makes his determined way through loss and into the world; a father falls prey to the temptations of the internet; a client discovers his psychiatrist's startling secret; and a wife sends a beautiful, but shocking, letter to her husband, the postman. Each delicious story transports the reader into another world and life with authorial grace and an assured lightness of touch.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10335871
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • Short stories, Australian
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan, Robert Power
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052693671
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921924644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)871237302
Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan, Robert Power
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052693671
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921924644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)871237302

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