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The Resource Skin, Kellie Wells

Skin, Kellie Wells

Label
Skin
Title
Skin
Statement of responsibility
Kellie Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Turning loose a Midwestern species of magical realism on a small, God-haunted town in Kansas, Kellie Wells charms strangeness and wonder from what might be mistaken for "ordinary" life. Here is Martin LeFavor, convinced his father has been nabbed by a solicitous band of aliens in desperate need of skin; Charlotte McCorkle, a vexed visionary who believes she has helped her husband escape the flesh; Zero Loomis, plagued by sacrificial angels, the memory of his father, and a shadowy sexual identity; his sister Rachel, an amateur masseuse determined to settle accounts with the past, in particular with her lovingly violent father; Ruby Tuesday, Rachel's daughter, a budding oracle, the embodiment of possibility and prey to history; and, holding this tilted cosmos together, fifteen-year-old Ivy Engel, who carefully measures the borders of Self, advocates for neighborhood bats, and frets about the health of her friend Duncan, his harrowed body mapped and perhaps ravaged by subcutaneous scars. What happens when the spirit exceeds the limits of the skin? More troubling yet, what happens if it doesn't? These are the questions the inhabitants of What Cheer, Kansas, must finally face as their paths cross and recross in an ever more intriguing-and perhaps liberating-puzzle
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Kellie
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3623.E47
LC item number
S57 2006eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Flyover fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • Kansas
  • FICTION
  • Belief and doubt
  • Kansas
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
Label
Skin, Kellie Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Spiritus Monday -- 1. Ivy Engel: Compression Scars -- 2. Charlotte McCorkle: Ink Spots -- 3. Rachel Loomis: Rachel in the Mirror -- 4. Ivy Engel: Baternoster -- 5. Charlotte McCorkle: Mrs. McCorkle's Ascent -- 6. Rachel Loomis: Ullalulla -- 7. Zero Loomis: Zero Overhead -- 8. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Denomination: To Be Ruesday, Epizootic -- 9. Zero Loomis: Desire's Zoo -- 10. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Evolution -- 11. Rachel Loomis: Jesus's Skin -- 12. Martin LeFavor: Graft -- 13. Rachel Loomis: Digesting the Father -- 14. Ansel Dorsett: Grasping the Constellation -- 15. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: Random Acts -- 16. Ivy Engel: Ivy in Kansas -- 17. Ansel Dorsett: Sermon on the Prairie -- 18. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: The Singing of Crocodiles -- 19. Ivy Engel: Ivy on Mars -- 20. Ruby and Martin: A Girl and a Boy, Some Trees -- 21. Rachel and Martin: Urticaria -- 22. Ansel and Ruby: Revelation Ranch -- Epilogue: Canticle for Matter
Control code
65470401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280466427
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65470401
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Skin, Kellie Wells
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Spiritus Monday -- 1. Ivy Engel: Compression Scars -- 2. Charlotte McCorkle: Ink Spots -- 3. Rachel Loomis: Rachel in the Mirror -- 4. Ivy Engel: Baternoster -- 5. Charlotte McCorkle: Mrs. McCorkle's Ascent -- 6. Rachel Loomis: Ullalulla -- 7. Zero Loomis: Zero Overhead -- 8. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Denomination: To Be Ruesday, Epizootic -- 9. Zero Loomis: Desire's Zoo -- 10. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Evolution -- 11. Rachel Loomis: Jesus's Skin -- 12. Martin LeFavor: Graft -- 13. Rachel Loomis: Digesting the Father -- 14. Ansel Dorsett: Grasping the Constellation -- 15. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: Random Acts -- 16. Ivy Engel: Ivy in Kansas -- 17. Ansel Dorsett: Sermon on the Prairie -- 18. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: The Singing of Crocodiles -- 19. Ivy Engel: Ivy on Mars -- 20. Ruby and Martin: A Girl and a Boy, Some Trees -- 21. Rachel and Martin: Urticaria -- 22. Ansel and Ruby: Revelation Ranch -- Epilogue: Canticle for Matter
Control code
65470401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280466427
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65470401
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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