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The Resource A shock, Keith Ridgway

A shock, Keith Ridgway

Label
A shock
Title
A shock
Statement of responsibility
Keith Ridgway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it's at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and reappear. They're on the fringes of London, clinging to sanity or solvency or a story by their fingernails, consumed by emotions and anxieties in fuzzily understood situations. A deft, high-wire act, full of imprecise yet sharp dialogue as well as witchy sleights of hand reminiscent of Muriel Spark, A Shock delivers a knockout punch of an ending. Perhaps Ridgway's most breathtaking quality is his scintillating stealthiness: you can never quite put your finger on how he casts his spell-he delivers the shock of a master jewel thief (already far-off and scot-free) stealing your watch: when at some point you look down at your wrist, all you see is that in more than one way you don't know what time it is ..
Cataloging source
YDX
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1965-
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Ridgway, Keith
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • City and town life
  • Bisexuals
  • Transgender people
  • London (England)
Label
A shock, Keith Ridgway
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000069986215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781529064797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1274198451
Label
A shock, Keith Ridgway
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000069986215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781529064797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1274198451

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