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Hunt, Samantha

Overview
Works: 25 works in 136 publications in 8 languages and 4,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Gothic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Ghost stories  Biographical fiction  Short stories  Biography  Celtic music  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3608.U585, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samantha Hunt
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth's niece, Cora, finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who -- or what -- has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road? In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural and vice versa. Making good on the extraordinary acclaim for her previous books, Samantha Hunt continues to be "dazzling" (Vanity Fair) and to deliver fiction that is "daring and delicious" (Chicago Tribune)"--
The invention of everything else by Samantha Hunt( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa, a young chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker, forms an unlikely friendship--based on a mutual fascination with pigeons--with the hotel's most famous resident, eccentric and pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla, during his final days
The seas : novel by Samantha Hunt( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since her father walked into the ocean eleven years ago, a young woman waits for him to return. Life in her coastal town is decidedly bleak. Her mother spends her time quietly monitoring the ocean for her missing husband. Her grandfather passes the days typesetting dictionaries that will never be printed. Rather than suffer the contortions of becoming a woman and accepting her father's apparent suicide, the narrator convinces herself she is a mermaid and escapes her dreary, northern town life via a fantastic myth. When not chambermaiding at decrepit motels or dreaming of becoming a scientist, she dedicates her time to falling obsessively in love with Jude, a drinker and a sailor twice her age who bears more than a passing similarity to her father. She knows Jude has a troubling secret that will, when revealed, help to fulfill the narrator's peculiar sense of her identity."--Publisher
The dark dark : stories by Samantha Hunt( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first collection of stories from a widely acclaimed novelist writing in the realm of the literary fantastical. They urge an understanding of youth and mortality, ghosts, ghost towns, doubling and loss, with the hope that we can know one another more deeply or at least stand side by side to observe the mystery of the world"--
The invention of everything else by Samantha Hunt( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla, and a young hotel chambermaid, Louisa, who is obsessed with radio dramas and the secret lives of the hotel guests have an unlikely friendship. Louisa first catches sight of the hotel's most famous resident on New Year's Day, 1943, and is determined to befriend the strange man
My inventions and other writings by Nikola Tesla( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1919 as a series of articles in Electrical Experimenter magazine, this book brings together Tesla's meditations on his major discoveries and innovations. The introduction discredits many of the myths surrounding the thinker's eccentric life
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt( Recording )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning.Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth's niece Cora finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who--or what--has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road? In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, and the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural--and vice versa
The dark dark : stories by Samantha Hunt( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories blends the literary and the fantastic, conjuring up girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people becoming ghosts, and more
Snippets by Kenward Elmslie( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dark dark by Samantha Hunt( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these marvelously inventive stories, Samantha Hunt imagines numerous ways in which human lives might be altered by the otherworldly: an FBI agent falls in love with a robot built for a suicide mission; a young woman unintentionally cheats on her husband when she is transformed into a deer; two strangers become lovers and find themselves responsible for the resurrection of a dog; a woman tries to start her life anew after the loss of a child but riddles that new life with lies; thirteen pregnant teenagers develop a strange relationship with the founding fathers of American history; a lonely woman's fertility treatments become the stuff of science fiction. With offbeat humor and an unguarded gaze, Hunt conjures stories that urge an understanding of youth and mortality, magnification and loss - and that hold out hope that we can come to know one another deeply as we stand side-by-side observing this mysterious universe we've found ourselves in
Dark dark by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izum svega ostaloga by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Croatian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nixenkuss Lesung( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesla'nın kutusu by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesla'nın kutusu : roman by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesla'nın kutusu =bThe invention of everything else by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaelic Storm by Gaelic Storm (Musical group)( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the website: 'Talent borrows, genius steals' is usually attributed to Oscar Wilde, and occasionally Pablo Picasso. There is, however, no record of either one actually saying or writing this. T. S. Eliot, on the other hand, wrote, 'Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.' Theft and appropriation have always been artistic engines. In this issue, Kevin Young--poet, essayist, and anthologist--looks at how thievery is done well (Bob Dylan) and not so well (Jonah Lehrer). Mary Ruefle and Erika Meitner demonstrate the art of erasure, turning extant texts into ready-made poetry. Thievery of property and the ultimate transgression, the theft of a life, have spurred the great ones from Homer to Shakespeare to Fitzgerald. Here, Victor LaValle remembers the time he played at being a teen runaway in Times Square. Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson returns to our pages, and to Korea, with his story 'Fortune Smiles,' in which North Korean expat grifters try to navigate the laws and mores of Seoul. We sent out a call for short essays about memorable thefts, and it is an honor to have the call answered by the doyen of crime writers, Mary Higgins Clark, alongside Alissa Nutting, George Singleton, and Laura Lippman. Clark reminds us that, in Shakespeare's words, 'The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.' Enjoy
Manual, or, The lives of famous men by Samantha Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nixenkuss Lesung( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Hant, Samanta.

Samantha Hunt Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Samantha Hunt romancière américaine

Саманта Хант

سامانتا هانت

سامانثا هنت روائية أمريكية

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