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The Resource How to breathe underwater : stories, Julie Orringer

How to breathe underwater : stories, Julie Orringer

Label
How to breathe underwater : stories
Title
How to breathe underwater
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Julie Orringer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nine fiercely beautiful, impossible to put down stories from a young writer who has already received immediate worldwide attention. Julie Orringer's characters all of them submerged by loss, whether of parents or lovers or a viable relationship to the world in general struggle mightily against the wildly engulfing forces that threaten to overtake us all. All of them learn, gloriously if at great cost, how to breathe underwater. In "Pilgrims," a band of motherless children torment each other on Thanksgiving day. In "The Isabel Fish," the sole survivor of a drowning accident takes up scuba diving. In "When She Is Old and I Am Famous," a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty ("Aida. That is her terrible name. Ai ee duh: two cries of pain and one of stupidity"). In "The Smoothest Way Is Full of Stones," the failure of religious and moral codes to protect, to comfort, to offer solace is seen through the eyes of a group of Orthodox Jewish adolescents discovering the irresistible power of their burgeoning sexuality. In story after story, Orringer captures moments when the dark contours of the adult world come sharply into focus: Here are young people abandoned to their own devices, thrust too soon into predicaments of insoluble difficulty, and left to fend for themselves against the wide variety of human trouble. Buoyed by the exquisite tenderness of remembered love, they learn to take up residence in this strange new territory, if not to transcend it, and to fashion from their grief new selves, new lives
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orringer, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R59
LC item number
H68 2003
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
How to breathe underwater : stories, Julie Orringer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random045/2002043436.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stations of the cross
  • Pilgrims
  • When she is old and I am famous
  • The Isabel fish
  • Note to sixth-grade self
  • The smoothest way is full of stones
  • Care
  • Stars of Motown shining bright
  • What we save
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781400041114
Lccn
2002043436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2869259
  • (OCoLC)51304048
  • (OCoLC)ocm51304048
  • 728681
  • 2869259
Label
How to breathe underwater : stories, Julie Orringer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random045/2002043436.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stations of the cross
  • Pilgrims
  • When she is old and I am famous
  • The Isabel fish
  • Note to sixth-grade self
  • The smoothest way is full of stones
  • Care
  • Stars of Motown shining bright
  • What we save
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781400041114
Lccn
2002043436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2869259
  • (OCoLC)51304048
  • (OCoLC)ocm51304048
  • 728681
  • 2869259

Library Locations

    • Beaverton City LibraryBorrow it
      12375 SW Fifth St, Beaverton, OR, 97005-9019, US
      45.484147 -122.804052
    • Tigard Public LibraryBorrow it
      13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR, 97223-8111, US
      45.422610 -122.765328
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