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The Resource Bad Kansas, stories by Becky Mandelbaum

Bad Kansas, stories by Becky Mandelbaum

Label
Bad Kansas
Title
Bad Kansas
Statement of responsibility
stories by Becky Mandelbaum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous collection, Kansas becomes a state of mind as Mandelbaum's characters struggle to define their relationship to home and what it means to stay or leave, to hold on or let go. When a desperate woman finds herself on a date with a rugged man she has nothing in common with, she must decide whether to sacrifice the life of a bear in order to keep the man's affection. After having a nightmare about a mallard, a young man wakes to discover he's choking the woman he loves. When his mother starts dating a slimy pizza parlor owner, a young boy must choose whether to align with his mischievous older brother or remain loyal to his mom. The deeply appealing and peculiar characters in Bad Kansas are determined to get what they want, be it love or sex or power, in a world intent on denying them
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mandelbaum, Becky
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A52955
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
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  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
Label
Bad Kansas, stories by Becky Mandelbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kansas boys -- The golden state -- A million and one Marthas -- Go on, eat your heart out -- The house on Alabama Street -- Night of indulgences -- Stupid girls -- Thousand-dollar decoy -- First love -- Queen of England -- Bald bear -- Acknowledgment
Control code
974989177
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780820351285
Lccn
2016056637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974989177
Label
Bad Kansas, stories by Becky Mandelbaum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kansas boys -- The golden state -- A million and one Marthas -- Go on, eat your heart out -- The house on Alabama Street -- Night of indulgences -- Stupid girls -- Thousand-dollar decoy -- First love -- Queen of England -- Bald bear -- Acknowledgment
Control code
974989177
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780820351285
Lccn
2016056637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974989177

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