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Rituals to observe : stories about holidays from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Author: Ethan Laughman
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compiled from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction series, these stories always amount to something more than a celebration of the holidays dotting our calendars from month to month. Even though holidays can occasion a return to the familiar, these stories diversify how we observe holidays and challenge traditional associations with holidays such as Christmas. However, the underlying rituals - which make us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Laughman
ISBN: 9780820356594 082035659X
OCLC Number: 1101501471
Description: xvi, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Color struck / Alyce Miller --
Morte infinita / David Crouse --
The invisibles / Hugh Sheehy --
Faulty predictions / Karin Lin-Greenberg --
Mother's Day / Sandra Thompson --
Permanent makeup / Jacquelin Gorman --
Thousand-dollar decoy / Becky Mandelbaum --
My search for red and gray wide-striped pajamas / Peter Selgin --
The uses of memory / Dianne Nelson Oberhansly --
Useful gifts / Carole L. Glickfeld --
The Christmas bus / Peter LaSalle --
What do you say? / Molly Giles --
The Christmas house / Gail Galloway Adams.
Other Titles: Holidays
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Responsibility: edited by Ethan Laughman.

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These stories amount to something more than a celebration of the holidays dotting our calendars from month to month. Each story serves to complicate how we observe the human observation of holidays  Read more...

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