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The Resource Night train : new and selected stories, Thom Jones

Night train : new and selected stories, Thom Jones

Label
Night train : new and selected stories
Title
Night train
Title remainder
new and selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Thom Jones
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A posthumous and definitive collection of new and selected stories by "virtuoso of the short story" (Esquire) and National Book Award finalist Thom Jones. This scorching collection from award-winning author Thom Jones features his best new short fiction alongside a selection of outstanding stories from three previous books. Jones's stories are full of high-octane, prose-drunk entertainment. His characters are grifters and drifters, rogues and ne'er-do-wells, would-be do-gooders whose human frailties usually get the better of them. Some are lovable, others are not, but each has an indelible and irresistible voice. They include Vietnam soldiers, amateur boxers, devoted doctors, strung-out advertising writers, pill poppers and veterans of the psych ward, and an unforgettable adolescent DJ radio host, among others. The stories here are excursions into a unique world that veers between abject desperation and fleeting transcendence. Perhaps no other writer in recent memory could encapsulate in such short spaces the profound and the devastating, the poignant and the hallucinatory, with such an exquisite balance of darkness and light. Jones's fiction reveals again and again the resilience and grace of characters who refuse to succumb. In stories that can at once delight us with their wicked humor and sting us with their affecting pathos, Night Train perfectly captures the essence of this iconic American master, showcasing in a single collection the breadth of power of his inimitable fiction."--Dust jacket front flap
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Thom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.O546
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bloom, Amy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
Night train : new and selected stories, Thom Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Introduction by Amy Bloom"--book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Superman, my son
  • Way down deep in the jungle
  • Pickpocket
  • Pot shack
  • I need a man to love me
  • Sonny Liston was a friend of mine
  • The road runner
  • A run through a jungle
  • 40, still at home
  • Tarantula
  • Selected stories :
  • Mouses
  • Daddy's girl
  • New Stories :
  • Night train
  • Volcanoes from Hell
  • A merry little Christmas
  • All along the watchtower
  • Diary of my health
  • The junkman of Chengdu
  • Bomb shelter Noel
  • The pugilist at rest
  • The black lights
  • I want to live!
  • Silhouettes
  • Mosquitoes
  • A white horse
  • Cold snap
Control code
ocn1023490382
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 419 pages
Isbn
9780316449342
Lccn
2018933124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Night train : new and selected stories, Thom Jones
Publication
Note
"Introduction by Amy Bloom"--book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Superman, my son
  • Way down deep in the jungle
  • Pickpocket
  • Pot shack
  • I need a man to love me
  • Sonny Liston was a friend of mine
  • The road runner
  • A run through a jungle
  • 40, still at home
  • Tarantula
  • Selected stories :
  • Mouses
  • Daddy's girl
  • New Stories :
  • Night train
  • Volcanoes from Hell
  • A merry little Christmas
  • All along the watchtower
  • Diary of my health
  • The junkman of Chengdu
  • Bomb shelter Noel
  • The pugilist at rest
  • The black lights
  • I want to live!
  • Silhouettes
  • Mosquitoes
  • A white horse
  • Cold snap
Control code
ocn1023490382
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 419 pages
Isbn
9780316449342
Lccn
2018933124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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