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Damage control : stories

Author: Amber Dermont
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Damage Control displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In "Lyndon," a daughter visits presidential landmarks following the death of her father. In "Damage Control," a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a "professional grandchild" in "Stella at the Winter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amber Dermont
ISBN: 9780312642815 0312642814 1429985240 9781429985246
OCLC Number: 822229864
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Lyndon --
Damage control --
The order --
A splendid wife --
Stella at the winter palace --
The language of martyrs --
Number one tuna --
Assembling the troops --
Merchants --
Sorry, you are not a winner --
Afternoons in the museum of childhood --
Notes toward an anatomy of pain --
The master of novices --
Camp.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Amber Dermont.

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Damage Control displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In "Lyndon," a daughter visits presidential landmarks following the death of her father. In "Damage Control," a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a "professional grandchild" in "Stella at the Winter Palace." And in "The Language of Martyrs" a couple houses a mail order bride on behalf of the husband's Russian mother.

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