Black vodka: ten stories
The stories in Black Vodka , by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and belonging; violence and tenderness; the ephemeral and the solid; the grotesque and the beautiful; love and infidelity; and fluid identities national, cultural, and personal.
In "Shining a Light," a woman's lost luggage is juxtaposed with far more serious losses. An icy woman seduces a broken man in "Vienna," and a man's empathy threatens to destroy him in "Stardust Nation." "Cave Girl" features a girl who wants to be a different kind of woman-she succeeds in a shocking way. A deformed man seeks beauty amid his angst in the title story.
These are twenty-first century lives dissected with razor-sharp humor and curiosity. Published simultaneously with Things I Don't Want to Know: On Writing , Levy's stories will send you tumbling into a rabbit hole, and you won't be able to scramble out until long after you've turned the last page.
"Deborah Levy showed she is a top-hitting novelist with a Man Booker Prize shortlist place for Swimming Home . Can she conquer the genre which demands she fashion perfect jewels? . . . Yes, Levy can do macro- and microcosm. These tales of unconventional love reinforce her reputation as a major contemporary writer who never pulls her punches." - The Independent
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|Grouping Title||black vodka ten|
|Grouping Author||levy deborah|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-20 22:45:09PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-20 23:32:40PM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||The award-nominated author of Swimming Home presents a collection of stories that explores human connections, perceptions and loyalty through such tales as "Shining a Light," "Stardust Nation" and "Cave Girl." 30,000 first printing.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000434452|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Bloomsbury,|2014.|125 p. : 22 cm., overdrive:f1c88611-2303-406c-ad11-c85377ab4458|eBook|eBook||English|Bloomsbury Publishing|2014||
|subject_facet||Short stories, English|
|title_display||Black vodka : ten stories|
|title_full||Black Vodka Ten Stories, Black vodka : ten stories / Deborah Levy|
|title_short||Black vodka :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Short Stories, Short stories, English|