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The Resource The virginity of famous men : stories, Christine Sneed

The virginity of famous men : stories, Christine Sneed

Label
The virginity of famous men : stories
Title
The virginity of famous men
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Christine Sneed
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In "The Prettiest Girls," a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is more in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California. "Clear Conscience" focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether "doing the right thing" is, in fact, always the right thing to do. In "Beach Vacation," a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervour that once was second nature to her. The title story, "The Virginity of Famous Men," explores family and fortune"--
Member of
Summary
This intimate, psychologically astute story collection from the winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction asks the question, what compels two people to fall in love?
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10528799
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Sneed, Christine
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Loneliness
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The virginity of famous men : stories, Christine Sneed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beach vacation -- The first wife -- The prettiest girls -- The functionary -- Words that once shocked us -- Five rooms -- Roger Weber would like to stay -- Whatshisname -- The couplehood jubilee -- Older sister -- Clear conscience -- The new, all-true CV -- The virginity of famous men
Control code
000058889046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781620406953
Lccn
2016000489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590371
Label
The virginity of famous men : stories, Christine Sneed
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beach vacation -- The first wife -- The prettiest girls -- The functionary -- Words that once shocked us -- Five rooms -- Roger Weber would like to stay -- Whatshisname -- The couplehood jubilee -- Older sister -- Clear conscience -- The new, all-true CV -- The virginity of famous men
Control code
000058889046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781620406953
Lccn
2016000489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590371

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