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The Resource Strange weather : four short novels, Joe Hill

Strange weather : four short novels, Joe Hill

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Strange weather : four short novels
Title
Strange weather
Title remainder
four short novels
Statement of responsibility
Joe Hill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails--splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning
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Summary
Hill’s four short novels expose the individual and societal pressures that motivate our sometimes fateful decisions. The first story is a coming-of-age tale with an added bit of horror. The second story is an unflinching look at what has become a common tragedy: mass shooting. The third story is an unrequited-love-meets-the-Twilight-Zone story that touches on loneliness. The final story is poignant and introspective. All four tales often gave me pause and made me think. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of character-driven works of horror and/or drama. -- Jennifer Wilson for LibraryReads
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Writing style
Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597512
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
four short novels
Label
Strange weather : four short novels, Joe Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Snapshot -- Aloft -- Rain -- Loaded
Control code
970389677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780062663115
Lccn
bl2017035422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970389677
Label
Strange weather : four short novels, Joe Hill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Snapshot -- Aloft -- Rain -- Loaded
Control code
970389677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780062663115
Lccn
bl2017035422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970389677

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