Coverart for item
The Resource The winter father : collected short stories & novellas, volume 2, Andre Dubus ; introduction by Richard Russo

The winter father : collected short stories & novellas, volume 2, Andre Dubus ; introduction by Richard Russo

Label
The winter father : collected short stories & novellas, volume 2
Title
The winter father
Title remainder
collected short stories & novellas, volume 2
Statement of responsibility
Andre Dubus ; introduction by Richard Russo
Title variation
Collected short stories & novellas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the title novella of Dubus's Finding a Girl in America returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "Killings"-the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom-is a swift tale of revenge that leaves readers wondering what they might do in the name of family love. Dubus's prowess with narrative compression is on full display in the story "Waiting": the hollow ache experienced by a woman widowed by the Korean war, took Dubus fourteen months to write and was more than one hundred pages in early manuscript form...buts spans a mere seven pages in published form. Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Joyce Carol Oates called "The Pretty Girl"-the opening novella of The Times Are Never So Bad-"the most compelling and suspenseful work of fiction [Dubus] has written." Richard Russo's introduction to this volume grapples with his complex feelings of reading Dubus's work over many decades, but when it comes to the much-anthologized masterpiece "A Father's Story," Russo writes: "I won't mince words. It's one of the finest stories ever penned by an American
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dubus, Andre
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dubus, Andre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The winter father : collected short stories & novellas, volume 2, Andre Dubus ; introduction by Richard Russo
Instantiates
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
Introduction: "Original Relationships" / by Richard Russo -- Finding a girl in America. Killings ; The dark men ; His lover ; Townies ; The misogamist ; At St. Croix ; The pitcher ; Waiting ; Delivering ; The winter father ; Finding a girl in America -- The times are never so bad. The pretty girl ; Bless me, father ; Goodbye ; Leslie in California ; The new boy ; The captain ; Sorrowful mysteries ; Anna ; A father's story
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 421 pages
Isbn
9781567926170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1023532061
  • (OCoLC)1023532061
Label
The winter father : collected short stories & novellas, volume 2, Andre Dubus ; introduction by Richard Russo
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
Introduction: "Original Relationships" / by Richard Russo -- Finding a girl in America. Killings ; The dark men ; His lover ; Townies ; The misogamist ; At St. Croix ; The pitcher ; Waiting ; Delivering ; The winter father ; Finding a girl in America -- The times are never so bad. The pretty girl ; Bless me, father ; Goodbye ; Leslie in California ; The new boy ; The captain ; Sorrowful mysteries ; Anna ; A father's story
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 421 pages
Isbn
9781567926170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1023532061
  • (OCoLC)1023532061

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Open with Limited Services - Children’s Library, Level 2 and Level 3)Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
    • Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew BranchBorrow it
      2969 E. 22nd Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5M 2Y3, CA
      49.250816 -123.04248
Processing Feedback ...