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The physics of imaginary objects

Author: Tina May Hall
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In these stories magical things happen in very ordinary places. A bottomless hole opens up in a Midwestern town. A pregnant woman's house becomes a magnet for wildlife. The pulling of a tooth maps a journey into the heart. The daily news becomes a litany of omens, superstitions, and visitations"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina May Hall
ISBN: 9780822943983 0822943980 0822961555 9780822961550
OCLC Number: 617508592
Notes: "Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2010"--Preliminary page.
Description: 147 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Visitations --
Erratum: insert "R" in "Transgressors" --
Skinny girl's constitution and bylaws --
Kick --
For dear Pearl, who drowned --
Faith is three parts formaldehyde, one part ethyl alcohol --
Last night of the county fair --
A crown of sonnets dedicated to long-gone love --
By the gleam of her teeth, she will light the path before her --
Gravetending --
In your endeavors, you may feel my ghostly presence --
The woman who fell in love with a meteorologist and stopped the rain --
This is a love story, too --
How to remember a bird --
There is a factory in Sierra Vista where Jesus is resurrected every hour in hot plastic and the stench of chicken --
All the day's sad stories: a novella.
Responsibility: Tina May Hall.

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Offers a very different kind of short fiction, blending story with verse to evoke fantasy, allegory, metaphor, love, body, mind, and nearly every sensory perception.  Read more...

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"This enigmatic collection comprises curious musings on the convergence of the natural and human worlds. [Delivers] atmospheric and dreamlike stories sure to fascinate.""--Publishers Weekly"

 
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