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The Resource Virgin : and other stories, April Ayers Lawson

Virgin : and other stories, April Ayers Lawson

Label
Virgin : and other stories
Title
Virgin
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
April Ayers Lawson
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A confident and mesmerizing fiction debut, from the winner of the Plimpton PrizeSet in the South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson's stories evoke the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings. In "The Negative Effects of Homeschooling," Conner, sixteen, accompanies his grieving mother to the funeral of her best friend, Charlene, a woman who was once a man. In "The Way You Must Play Always," Gretchen, who looks young even for thirteen, heads into her weekly piano lesson in nervous anticipation of her next illicit meeting with her teacher's brother, Wesley. Thin and sickly, wasting from a brain tumor, Wesley spends his days watching pornography and smoking pot, and yet Gretchen can only interpret his advances as the first budding of love. And in the title story, Jake grapples with the growing chasm between him and his wife, Leah, who was still a virgin when they wed. At a cocktail party thrown by a wealthy donor to his hospital, he ponders the intertwining imperatives of marriage--sex and love, violation and trust, spirituality and desire--even as he finds himself succumbing to the temptations of his host. Self-assured and sensual, Virgin and Other Stories is the first work of a young writer of unusual mastery"--
  • "Plimpton Prize winner April Ayers Lawson's debut collection, Virgin and Other Stories, set in the South at the crossroads of a world both secular and devoutly Christian, evoking the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings"--
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Summary
A collection of short stories set in the South includes tales of a teenager who accompanies his mother to the funeral of her transgender best friend and a young piano student who is having an affair with her teacher's ailing brother
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Writing style
Character
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10540258
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, April Ayers
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A9515
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1979-
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  • Lawson, April Ayers
  • Lawson, April Ayers
  • Lawson, April Ayers
  • Lawson, April Ayers
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True
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  • Short stories
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
Virgin : and other stories, April Ayers Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virgin -- Three friends in a hammock -- The way you must play always -- The negative effects of homeschooling -- Vulnerability
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780865478695
Lccn
2016002077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932060433
  • (OCoLC)ocn932060433
  • 522530
Label
Virgin : and other stories, April Ayers Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virgin -- Three friends in a hammock -- The way you must play always -- The negative effects of homeschooling -- Vulnerability
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780865478695
Lccn
2016002077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932060433
  • (OCoLC)ocn932060433
  • 522530

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