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Dog Years (Hardcover) (Melissa Yancy)

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Winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Many of these richly-layered stories set the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable life of the everyday: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles. For example, in “Go Forth,” an aging couple attends a kidney transplant reunion, where donors and recipients collide with unexpected results; in “Hounds,” a woman who runs a facial reconstruction program for veterans nurses her dying dog while reckoning with the ways she has used sex as both a weapon and a salve; and in “Consider This Case,” a lonely fetal surgeon caring for his aesthete father must reconsider sexuality and the lengths to which people will go to have children. Whether the men or women that populate these pages are contending with illness, death, parenthood, or some other reckoning, the real subject here is time, and our inability to slow its progression.
Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
Author: Melissa Yancy
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2016
TCIN: 51494440
UPC: 9780822944676
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4386
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