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The Resource The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie

The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie

Label
The arc and the sediment
Title
The arc and the sediment
Statement of responsibility
Christine Allen-Yazzie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gretta Bitsilly, gin-steeped mother of two and self-proclaimed expert at standing outside the margins of ethnicity and peering in, has been all but eclipsed by the world that eludes her--as a wife, a writer, a skeptic in "the other land of Zion," Utah. Gretta has set off to Fort Defiance, Arizona, where she hopes to convince her Navajo husband, who has escaped not from his family but from alcoholism, to come home. Over a sputtering two-steps-forward, one-step-back desert journey, Gretta is diverted by chance, seizures, an inconstant memory, and the disjointed character of her irresolute quest. She is fueled by a volatile mix of rage and curiosity and is rendered careless by ambivalence toward her marriage--she knows a welcome mat will not be waiting for her, "that white girl" who can't seem to get anything right. On route Gretta finds herself lost in the landscape, in strange company, or in her own convolution of language and inner space. With a dictionary and a laptop she attempts to write herself into a better existence--a hopeful existence--and to connect points of intellectual, physical, even spiritual reference. This tale, though dark and difficult, is infused with tart, twisted humor. Confused, disheveled, self-deprecating, and self-destructive, Gretta is also sharp and funny. Here, first-time novelist Christine Allen-Yazzie breaks apart her own narrative arc but with gritty reality seals it near-shut again, if in rearrangement, drawing us into Gretta's wrestling match with herself, her husband, her addiction, and the road."--Publisher's description
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen-Yazzie, Christine Diane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3601.L439
LC item number
A73 2007eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women authors
  • Interracial marriage
  • Separated people
  • Navajo Indians
  • Voyages and travels
  • Deserts
  • FICTION
  • Deserts
  • Interracial marriage
  • Navajo Indians
  • Separated people
  • Voyages and travels
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women authors
Label
The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • Just So You're All Right Now
  • All That Matters
  • The Arc and the Sediment
  • A Sore Cursing
  • Hello, Kitty
  • Fruit Sauce Should Always Be Served on the Side
  • The Curiously Multifaceted Nature of Victimization
  • The Wavering Red Light
  • An Unspeakable Shine
  • Entering the Third Dimension
  • The Plan
  • Forward, Anywhere
  • What Becomes of Virginia Dare
  • In the Vat Lies the Fruit
  • Second Place Is Pretty Good, Considering
  • A Little Reluctance Goes a Long Way
  • I Want Some Cookies
  • Who's Your Butterfly?
  • In Drills and Bursts
  • Rubber Hatchets
  • I'm Saying If
  • The Plan, Amended
  • I'm Saying When
  • Do You Want to Save Changes?
  • As a Matter of Spite
  • Keeping It Out
  • Words for Later
  • And Also It Goes Back to That Whistle
  • They'll Eat My Irises
  • Or What
  • The Image Lasts All the Way Across
  • Afterword: Gretta's Alternative Twelve Steps to Sobriety
  • New Breasts = New Bras
  • To Food
  • Dear James
  • You Got to Cut Its Throat
  • Hello, Please Help Me
  • How to Make the World a Better Place
Control code
763159142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613267382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47mc0b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763159142
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
The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie
Publication
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
  • Just So You're All Right Now
  • All That Matters
  • The Arc and the Sediment
  • A Sore Cursing
  • Hello, Kitty
  • Fruit Sauce Should Always Be Served on the Side
  • The Curiously Multifaceted Nature of Victimization
  • The Wavering Red Light
  • An Unspeakable Shine
  • Entering the Third Dimension
  • The Plan
  • Forward, Anywhere
  • What Becomes of Virginia Dare
  • In the Vat Lies the Fruit
  • Second Place Is Pretty Good, Considering
  • A Little Reluctance Goes a Long Way
  • I Want Some Cookies
  • Who's Your Butterfly?
  • In Drills and Bursts
  • Rubber Hatchets
  • I'm Saying If
  • The Plan, Amended
  • I'm Saying When
  • Do You Want to Save Changes?
  • As a Matter of Spite
  • Keeping It Out
  • Words for Later
  • And Also It Goes Back to That Whistle
  • They'll Eat My Irises
  • Or What
  • The Image Lasts All the Way Across
  • Afterword: Gretta's Alternative Twelve Steps to Sobriety
  • New Breasts = New Bras
  • To Food
  • Dear James
  • You Got to Cut Its Throat
  • Hello, Please Help Me
  • How to Make the World a Better Place
Control code
763159142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613267382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47mc0b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763159142
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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