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The Resource Wallflowers : stories, Eliza Robertson

Wallflowers : stories, Eliza Robertson

Label
Wallflowers : stories
Title
Wallflowers
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Eliza Robertson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the opening story of Wallflowers, a girl is cat-sitting for her neighbor, sleeping in the neighbor's house. It's nearly identical to her mother's nearby--in the Copper Waters subdivision, they all are--but she likes it here, eating boiled eggs and watching TV, feeling out her freedom as heavy rains fall. And then a nearby dike fails. And the girl may be the only one left in Copper Waters.Eliza Robertson can handle the shocking turn, but she also has a knack for the slow surprise, the realization that settles around you like snow. Her stories are deftly constructed and their perspectives--often those of the loners and onlookers, distanced by their gifts of observation--are unexpected. In "We Walked on Water, " winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a brother and sister train together for a race that will ultimately separate them forever. In "L'Etranger, " shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, a girl abroad in Marseille reconsiders her unendearing roommate after an intimate confrontation. Robertson was raised on rugged Vancouver Island. She's traveled broadly since, and her stories travel, too, but the climate of her collection is influenced by her home. These carefully cultivated forms still flare with wildness, and each is still spacious enough for a reader to get lost in wonder"--
Storyline
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Character
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10351134
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Robertson, Eliza
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Robertson, Eliza
  • Robertson, Eliza
  • Robertson, Eliza
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True
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  • Women
  • Short stories, Canadian
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Wallflowers : stories, Eliza Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Who Will Water the Wallflowers? -- Ship's Log -- My Sister Sang -- Worried Woman's Guide -- Nightwalk -- Where have you fallen, have you fallen? -- Roadnotes -- L'Etranger -- Electric Lady Rag -- We Are As Mayflies -- Missing Tiger, Camels Found Alive -- Sea Life -- Thoughts, Hints, and Anecdotes Concerning Points of Taste and the Art of Making One's Self Agreeable: A Handbook for Ladies -- Good for the Bones -- Here Be Dragons -- Slimebank Taxonomy
Control code
000052931661
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781620408155
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
Wallflowers : stories, Eliza Robertson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Who Will Water the Wallflowers? -- Ship's Log -- My Sister Sang -- Worried Woman's Guide -- Nightwalk -- Where have you fallen, have you fallen? -- Roadnotes -- L'Etranger -- Electric Lady Rag -- We Are As Mayflies -- Missing Tiger, Camels Found Alive -- Sea Life -- Thoughts, Hints, and Anecdotes Concerning Points of Taste and the Art of Making One's Self Agreeable: A Handbook for Ladies -- Good for the Bones -- Here Be Dragons -- Slimebank Taxonomy
Control code
000052931661
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781620408155
Isbn Type
(hardback)

Library Locations

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