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What the world will look like when all the water leaves us : stories

Author: Laura Van den Berg
Publisher: Westland, MI : Dzanc Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Containing work reprinted in Best Non-Required Reading 2008, Best New American Voices 2010, and The Pushcart Prizes 2010, the stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot inpersonator. A botanist seeking a rare flower crosses path with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness Monster. A disillusioned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Electronic books
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van den Berg, Laura.
What the world will look like when all the water leaves us.
Westland, MI : Dzanc Books, 2009
(OCoLC)318876131
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Van den Berg
ISBN: 9781480426795 1480426792 1306628431 9781306628433 9780982797549 0982797540
OCLC Number: 853623668
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Where we must be --
Goodbye my loveds --
We are calling to offer you a fabulous life --
Inverness --
The rain season --
Up high in the air --
Still life with poppies --
What the world will look like when all the water leaves us.
Responsibility: by Laura van den Berg.

Abstract:

Containing work reprinted in Best Non-Required Reading 2008, Best New American Voices 2010, and The Pushcart Prizes 2010, the stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot inpersonator. A botanist seeking a rare flower crosses path with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness Monster. A disillusioned missionary in Africa grapples with grief and a growing obsession with a creature rumored to live in the forest of the Congo. And in the title story, a young woman traveling with her scientist mother in Madagascar confronts her burgeoning sexuality and her dream of becoming a long-distance swimmer. Rendered with precision and longing, the women who narrate these starkly beautiful stories are consumed with searching -- for absolution, for solace, for the flash of extraordinary in the ordinary that will forever alter their lives.

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