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Corpus Christi : stories

Author: Bret Anthony Johnston
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Corpus Christi, Texas - a town often hit by hurricanes - parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain." "A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father's act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A "hurricane party" reunites a couple whom tragedy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnston, Bret Anthony, 1971-
Corpus Christi.
New York : Random House, ©2004
(OCoLC)607386045
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Anthony Johnston
ISBN: 140006211X 9781400062119
OCLC Number: 53919726
Performer(s): Various readers.
Description: viii, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Waterwalkers --
I see something you don't see --
In the tall grass --
Outside the toy store --
Corpus christi --
Widow --
Two liars --
Anything that floats --
Birds of paradise --
Buy for me the rain.
Responsibility: Bret Anthony Johnston.
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"In Corpus Christi, Texas - a town often hit by hurricanes - parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain." "A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father's act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A "hurricane party" reunites a couple whom tragedy parted. And, in an unforgettable three-story cycle, an illness sets in profound relief a man's relationship with his mother and the odd, shifting fidelity of truth to love." "These narratives explore the complex volatility of love and intimacy, sorrow and renewal - and expose how often these experiences feel like the opposite of themselves. From the woman whose young son's uncanny rapport with snakes illuminates her own missed opportunities, to the man confronting his wife and her lover in a house full of illegal exotic birds, all the characters here face moments of profound decision and recognition in which no choice is clearly or completely right."--Jacket.

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