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Freak Weather : Stories (Hardcover) (Mary Kuryla)

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From a nurse who sees a rattlesnake in the pediatric ICU to an animal control officer convinced she's found her abducted daughter in the house of a dog hoarder, the thirteen stories in Freak Weather are as unpredictable as the atmospheric changes that give this collection its name. With dark and raucous humor, Mary Kuryla creates female characters who, at times, combine a violent urgency with lack of introspection as they struggle to get out from under the thumb of a perceived authority. The intricate language is inseparable from the narrator's conviction; the characters lie with such bravado they're soon tangled up in their own webs. This brand of romanticism in a female character is little tolerated, and Freak Weather's mission -- Kuryla's artistic mission overall -- is to scratch at the intolerable. Call it bad instructions for moral behavior.

Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr
Author: Mary Kuryla
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2017
TCIN: 53002643
UPC: 9781625343079
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-9325
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