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The Resource How to pronounce knife : stories, Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to pronounce knife : stories, Souvankham Thammavongsa

Label
How to pronounce knife : stories
Title
How to pronounce knife
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Souvankham Thammavongsa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thammavongsa, Souvankham
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.T43
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Canadian
  • Short stories
Label
How to pronounce knife : stories, Souvankham Thammavongsa
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to pronounce knife -- Paris -- Slingshot -- Randy Travis -- Mani pedi -- Chick-a-chee! -- The universe would be so cruel -- Edge of the world -- The school bus driver -- You are so embarassing -- Ewwrrkk -- The gas station -- A far distant thing -- Picking worms
Control code
on1106173337
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780316422130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1106173337
Label
How to pronounce knife : stories, Souvankham Thammavongsa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to pronounce knife -- Paris -- Slingshot -- Randy Travis -- Mani pedi -- Chick-a-chee! -- The universe would be so cruel -- Edge of the world -- The school bus driver -- You are so embarassing -- Ewwrrkk -- The gas station -- A far distant thing -- Picking worms
Control code
on1106173337
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780316422130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1106173337

Library Locations

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