The Resource The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr, (electronic resource)

The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr, (electronic resource)

Label
The Shell Collector
Title
The Shell Collector
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
In this astonishingly assured, exquisitely crafted debut collection, Anthony Doerr takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio, from sideshow pageantry to harsh wilderness survival, charting a vast and varied emotional landscape. Like the best storytellers, Doerr explores the human condition in all its manifestations: metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts. Most dazzling is Doerr's gift for conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all arc united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of their respective landscapes. In "The Hunter's Wife," a hunter's profession is challenged when he learns that his wife can communicate with animal spirits. "For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story" features two sisters in Idaho struggling to come to terms with the very different paths they have chosen, one traveling the globe with a sideshow and one remaining with her mother in their hometown. In "July 4th," a group of wealthy Americans enters a bet with a gang of British sportsmen: the first side to land the largest freshwater fish on each of the continents wins. The title story describes a blind marine biologist who isolates himself in a thatch-roofed kibanda in Kenya, only to be thrust into the spotlight when he accidentally discovers the cure for a fatal disease. Like all of Doerr's stories, it shimmers with beautiful language and transports readers to a perfectly realized, magical world of his own creation. The Shell Collector is an enchanting and imaginative debut by a young writer embarking on an important literary career
Member of
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O34
LC item number
S54 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shell collector -- The hunter's wife -- So many chances -- For a long time : this was Griselda's story -- July fourth -- The caretaker -- A tangle by the rapid river -- Mkondo
Control code
ocn889904102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743223621
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00570897
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
181AD037-39A2-47CB-86ED-C09E931551D6
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o889904102
  • (CaAE) o889904102
  • (OCoLC)889904102

Library Locations

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