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The high places : stories, Fiona McFarlane

Label
The high places : stories
Title
The high places
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Fiona McFarlane
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried about her own particular garden and her emptied refrigerator and her lamps that had been timed to come on at six. So begins "Mycenae," a story in The High Places, Fiona McFarlane's first story collection. Her stories skip across continents, eras, and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. Each story explores what Flannery O'Connor called "mystery and manners." The collection dissects the feelings--longing, contempt, love, fear--that animate our existence and hints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives. Salon's Laura Miller called McFarlane's The Night Guest "a novel of uncanny emotional penetration. How could anyone so young portray so persuasively what it feels like to look back on a lot more life than you can see in front of you?" The High Places is further evidence of McFarlane's preternatural talent, a debut collection that reads like the selected works of a literary great"--
  • "A debut short-story collection from the author of The Night Guest"--
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Summary
"What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried about her own particular garden and her emptied refrigerator and her lamps that had been timed to come on at six.So begins "Mycenae," a story in The High Places, Fiona McFarlane's first story collection. Her stories skip across continents, eras, and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. Each story explores what Flannery O'Connor called "mystery and manners." The collection dissects the feelings--longing, contempt, love, fear--that animate our existence andhints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives.Salon's Laura Miller called McFarlane's The Night Guest "a novel of uncanny emotional penetration. How could anyone so young portray so persuasively what it feels like to look back on a lot more life than you can see in front of you?" The High Places is further evidence of McFarlane's preternatural talent, a debut collection that reads like the selected works of a literary great"--
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Award
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection, 2016.
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2018.
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480462
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
The high places : stories, Fiona McFarlane
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/046/9780865478046/image/lgcover.9780865478046.jpg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The movie people
  • Cara mia
  • Buttony
  • Good news for modern man
  • The high places
  • Exotic animal medicine
  • Art appreciation
  • Mycenae
  • Man and bird
  • Unnecessary gifts
  • Those Americans falling from the sky
  • Rose Bay
  • Violet, violet
Control code
918995244
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780865478046
Lccn
2015038515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918995244
Label
The high places : stories, Fiona McFarlane
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/046/9780865478046/image/lgcover.9780865478046.jpg
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
  • The movie people
  • Cara mia
  • Buttony
  • Good news for modern man
  • The high places
  • Exotic animal medicine
  • Art appreciation
  • Mycenae
  • Man and bird
  • Unnecessary gifts
  • Those Americans falling from the sky
  • Rose Bay
  • Violet, violet
Control code
918995244
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780865478046
Lccn
2015038515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918995244

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