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Drinking coffee elsewhere

Author: ZZ Packer; Shirley Jordan
Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Already an award-winning writer, ZZ Packer now shares with us her long-awaited debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie troop of black girls
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)50198870
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: ZZ Packer; Shirley Jordan
ISBN: 9781598878226 1598878220
OCLC Number: 243863780
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 6:50:50.
Performer(s): Read by Shirley Jordan.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 98426 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Brownies --
Every tongue shall confess --
Our Lady of Peace --
The ant of the self --
Drinking coffee elsewhere --
Speaking in tongues --
Geese --
Doris is coming.
Responsibility: ZZ Packer.

Abstract:

Already an award-winning writer, ZZ Packer now shares with us her long-awaited debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie troop of black girls who are confronted with a troop of white girls; a young man who goes with his father to the Million Man March and must decide where his allegiance lies; an international group of drifters in Japan, who are starving, unable to find work; a girl in a Baltimore ghetto who has dreams of the larger world she has seen only on the screens in the television store nearby, where the Lithuanian shopkeeper holds out hope for attaining his own American Dream. With penetrating insight that belies her youth-she was only nineteen years old when Seventeen magazine printed her first published story-ZZ Packer helps us see the world with a clearer vision.

Audie Award Finalist! A remarkable debut short-story collection by a fresh and captivating new voice in American literature. Z.Z. Packer's first collection of short stories is rich with unexpected turns, indelible images, and penetrating insight that belies someone so young. Her stories plunge us into the worlds of people living on the edge and to the flashpoints that make or break them, that shape their worldviews forever. In The Stranger, a third-grade girl tries to find her place in the microcosm of summer camp in the larger world in 1981 during the height of the Atlanta child murders. The girl's bathroom at camp is the setting for a clash between an all-black and an all-white Brownie troop in Brownies. Two young women prod the boundaries of friendship and love in Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. A highly anticipated debut from an award-winning young writer.

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