The Resource Safe as houses, Marie-Helene Bertino

Safe as houses, Marie-Helene Bertino

Label
Safe as houses
Title
Safe as houses
Statement of responsibility
Marie-Helene Bertino
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The titular story revolves around an aging English professor who, mourning the loss of his wife, robs other people's homes of their sentimental knick-knacks. In "Free Ham," a young dropout wins a ham after her house burns down and refuses to accept it. "Has my ham done anything wrong?" she asks when the grocery store manager demands that she claim it. In "Carry Me Home, Sisters of Saint Joseph," a failed commercial writer moves into the basement of a convent and inadvertently discovers the secrets of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. A girl, hoping to talk her brother out of enlisting in the army, brings Bob Dylan home for Thanksgiving dinner in the quiet, dreamy "North Of." In "The Idea of Marcel," Emily, a conservative, elegant girl, has dinner with the idea of her ex-boyfriend, Marcel. In a night filled with baffling coincidences, including Marcel having dinner with his idea of Emily, she wonders why we tend to be more in love with ideas than with reality. In and out of the rooms of these gritty, whimsical stories roam troubled, funny people struggling to reconcile their circumstances to some kind of American Ideal and failing, over and over
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10159200
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bertino, Marie-Helene
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Iowa short fiction award.
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  • Disasters
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Safe as houses, Marie-Helene Bertino
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Free ham -- Sometimes you break their hearts, sometimes they break yours -- The idea of Marcel -- North of -- This is your will to live -- Great, wondrous -- Safe as houses -- Carry me home, Sisters of Saint Joseph
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609381141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609381141
Label
Safe as houses, Marie-Helene Bertino
Publication
Contents
Free ham -- Sometimes you break their hearts, sometimes they break yours -- The idea of Marcel -- North of -- This is your will to live -- Great, wondrous -- Safe as houses -- Carry me home, Sisters of Saint Joseph
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609381141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609381141

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