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Lacey, Catherine 1985-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 70 publications in 6 languages and 2,412 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Short stories  Biographies  Anecdotes  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3612.A335, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Catherine Lacey
The answers by Catherine Lacey( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various after effects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship. In Catherine Lacey's ambitious second novel we are introduced to Mary, a young woman living in New York City and struggling to cope with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Agey treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is prohibitively expensive and Mary is dead broke. So she scours Craigslist for fast-cash jobs and finds herself applying for the "Girlfriend Experiment," the brainchild of an eccentric and narcissistic actor, Kurt Sky, who is determined to find the perfect relationship--even if that means paying different women to fulfill distinctive roles. Mary is hired as the "Emotional Girlfriend"--Certainly better than the "Anger Girlfriend" or the "Maternal Girlfriend"--and is pulled into Kurt's ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection. Told in her signature spiraling prose, The Answers is full of the singular yet universal insights readers have come to expect from Lacey. It is a gorgeous hybrid of the plot- and the idea-driven novel that will leave you reeling."--
Nobody is ever missing by Catherine Lacey( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan, hurtling herself into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers and sleeping in fields, forests or public parks"--
Certain American states : stories by Catherine Lacey( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twelve stories collected in Certain American States, Catherine Lacey, the award-winning author of the acclaimed novels Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers, picks apart the minutiae of the human condition with the skill of a surgeon, giving life to a collection of ordinary people seeking -- and failing to find -- the extraordinary in their lives. The characters in Certain American States are continually coming to terms with their place in the world before change inevitably returns. A woman leaves her dead husband's clothing on the street, only for it to reappear on the body of a stranger; a man reads his ex-wife's short story and neurotically contemplates whether it is about him; a young woman's attempt to deal with family tragedy is interrupted daily by a mute stranger showing her incoherent messages on his phone. These are stories of breakups, abandonment, and strained family ties; loneliness, happenstance, starting over, and the constant destruction of the self. Catherine Lacey's elegiac and inspired prose is at its full power in Certain American States, her first collection of short fiction, further establishing her as one of the singular literary voices of her generation." --
The art of the affair : an illustrated history of love, sex, and artistic influence by Catherine Lacey( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vibrantly illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century--fascinating, scandalous, and surprising, "--Amazon.com
The answers : a novel by Catherine Lacey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary is a young woman living in New York City struggling with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Age-y treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is expensive and Mary is broke. So she scours Craigslist for fast-cash jobs and finds the 'Girlfriend Experiment', the brainchild of an eccentric and narcissistic actor determined to find the perfect relationship, even if it means paying women to fill different roles. Mary is hired as the 'emotional girlfriend', certainly better than the 'anger girlfriend' or the 'maternal girlfriend', and is pulled into an ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection
Nobody is ever missing : a novel by Catherine Lacey( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can run all the way to New Zealand, but eventually you'll catch up with yourself.Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.Her risky and often surreal encounters with the people and wildlife of New Zealand propel Elyria deeper into her deteriorating mind. Haunted by her sister's death and consumed by an inner violence, her growing rage remains so expertly concealed that those who meet her sense nothing unwell. This discord between her inner and outer reality leads her to another obsession: If her truest self is invisible and unknowable to others, is she even alive?The risks Elyria takes on her journey are paralleled by the risks Catherine Lacey takes on the page. In urgent, spiraling prose she whittles away at the rage within Elyria and exposes the very real, very knowable anxiety of the human condition. And yet somehow Lacey manages to poke fun at her unrelenting self-consciousness, her high-stakes search for the dark heart of the self.In the spirit of Haruki Murakami and Amelia Gray, Nobody Is Ever Missing is full of mordant humor and uncanny insights, as Elyria waffles between obsession and numbness in the face of love, loss, danger, and self-knowledge
Certain American states : stories by Catherine Lacey( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first collection of short stories, Catherine Lacey gives life to a group of complex, instantly memorable characters whose struggles and explorations are simultaneously gripping and devastating
Niemand verschwindet einfach so : Roman by Catherine Lacey( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We don't talk about things like that by Catherine Lacey( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Catherine Lacey American writer

Catherine Lacey escritora estadounidense

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