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Glaciers : a novel

Author: Alexis M Smith
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Tin House Books ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, 2012.
Series: Tin house new voice.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Isabel is a single, twentysomething thrift-store shopper and collector of remnants, things cast off or left behind by others. 'Glaciers' follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former soldier who fixes her computer, and dreams of the perfect vintage dress move over a backdrop of deteriorating urban architecture and the imminent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis M Smith
ISBN: 9781935639206 193563920X
OCLC Number: 730414323
Description: 174 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Amsterdam; Glaciers; Secondhand; Afterlife; City Trees; The Wounded; Lungs; Loon; Bones; Danish Modern; Choirgirl; Architecture; Life in a Northern Town; Fortunes; Back Pocket; Thaw; Rest and Gladness; Exit, Glacier; Adrift; All Dressed Up; Other People's Stories;
Series Title: Tin house new voice.
Responsibility: Alexis Smith.

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"Isabel is a single, twentysomething thrift-store shopper and collector of remnants, things cast off or left behind by others. 'Glaciers' follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former soldier who fixes her computer, and dreams of the perfect vintage dress move over a backdrop of deteriorating urban architecture and the imminent loss of the glaciers she knew as a young girl in Alaska."--from cover, p. [2]

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"An Alaska childhood and dreams of faraway cities such as Amsterdam inform Alexis M. Smith's Glaciers, a delicate debut novel set in Portland, Oregon--"a slick fog of a city...drenched in Read more...

 
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