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Leaving the Sea: Stories

Ben Marcus
Format
Book
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Short Stories
ISBN
9780307379382, 0307379388, 9780307739988, 0307739988, 9780385350433 (electronic)
Summary
A collection of life-affirming tales includes the dystopian "Rollingwood," in which a divorced father struggles with employment while caring for an ailing infant; and the title story, in which a narrator's marriage and sanity unravel in a single breathless sentence.
Contents
  • 1. What have you done?
  • I can say many nice things
  • The dark arts
  • Rollingwood
  • 2. On not growing up
  • My views on the darkness
  • 3. Watching mysteries with my mother
  • The loyalty protocol
  • 4. The father costume
  • 5. First love
  • Fear the morning
  • Origins of the family
  • Against attachment
  • Leaving the sea
  • 6. The moors.
Description
vii, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
  • "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
  • Selected stories were previously published (2000-2013).
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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