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The wilds : stories

Author: Julia Elliott
Publisher: Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York : Tin House Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First US editionView all editions and formats
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"At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Elliott
ISBN: 9781935639923 1935639927
OCLC Number: 880959998
Description: 370 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Rapture --
LIMBs --
Feral --
Jaws --
The wilds --
Regeneration at Mukti --
The whipping --
Caveman diet --
Organisms --
The love machine --
The end of the world.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: by Julia Elliott.

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"At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical technologies with holistic approaches and the pseudo-religious dogma of Zen-infused self-help. And in a rinky-dink mill town, an adolescent girl is unexpectedly inspired by the ravings and miraculous levitation of her fundamentalist friend's weird grandmother. These are only a few of the scenarios readers encounter in Julia Elliott's debut collection, The Wilds. In these genre-bending stories, teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, Elliott's language-driven fiction uses outlandish tropes to capture poignant moments in her humble characters' lives. Without abandoning the tenets of classic storytelling, Elliott revels in lush lyricism, dark humor, and experimental play."--

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