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The weight of a human heart : stories

Author: Ryan O'Neill
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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'The Weight of a Human Heart' turns the rules of sto rytelling on their head. A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. A literary feud, and an affair, play out in the book review section of a national newspaper. A young girl learns her mother's disturbing secrets.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan O'Neill
ISBN: 9781250024992 1250024994 9781250049797 1250049792 1250024994
OCLC Number: 811597542
Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Collected stories --
The cockroach --
English as a foreign language --
Africa was children crying --
Four letter words --
Seventeen rules for writing a short story --
A speeding bullet --
The Chinese lesson --
A story in writing --
The genocide --
A short story --
A room without books --
Figures in a marriage --
Last words --
The footnote --
The examination --
Understand, understood, understood --
July the firsts --
The saved --
Typography --
The eunuch in the harem.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Ryan O'Neill.

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'The Weight of a Human Heart' turns the rules of sto rytelling on their head. A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. A literary feud, and an affair, play out in the book review section of a national newspaper. A young girl learns her mother's disturbing secrets.

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