Coverart for item
The Resource When mystical creatures attack!, Kathleen Founds

When mystical creatures attack!, Kathleen Founds

Label
When mystical creatures attack!
Title
When mystical creatures attack!
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Founds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In When Mystical Creatures Attack!, Ms. Freedman's high school English class writes essays in which mystical creatures resolve the greatest sociopolitical problems of our time. Students include Janice Gibbs, "a feral child with excessive eyeliner and an anti-authoritarian complex that would be interesting were it not so ill-informed," and Cody Splunk, an aspiring writer working on a time machine. Following a nervous breakdown, Ms. Freedman corresponds with Janice and Cody from an insane asylum run on the capitalist model of cognitive-behavioral therapy, where inmates practice water aerobics to rebuild their Psychiatric Credit Scores. The lives of Janice, Cody, and Ms. Freedman are revealed through in-class essays, letters, therapeutic journal exercises, an advice column, a reality show television transcript, a diary, and a Methodist women's fundraising cookbook. (Recipes include "Dark Night of the Soul Food," "Render Unto Caesar Salad," and "Valley of the Shadow of Death by Chocolate Cake.") In "Virtue of the Month," the ghost of Ms. Freedman's mother argues that suicide is not a choice. In "The Un-Game," Janice's chain-smoking nursing home charge composes a dirty limerick. In "The Hall of Old-Testament Miracles," wax figures of Bible characters come to life, hungry for Cody?s flesh. Set against a South Texas landscape where cicadas hum and the air smells of taco stands and jasmine flowers, these stories range from laugh-out-loud funny to achingly poignant. This surreal, exuberant collection mines the dark recesses of the soul while illuminating the human heart
Member of
Awards note
The John Simmons Short Fiction Award, 2014.
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Founds, Kathleen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O843
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
John Simmons Short Fiction Award
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • FICTION
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Label
When mystical creatures attack!, Kathleen Founds
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
  • Frankye
  • Recipes for disaster
  • Black socketed, blind
  • The wormhole
  • The holy innocent
  • First the sea gave up her dead
  • Mexico foxtrot rides again
  • Their trunks were their handles
  • Virtue of the month
  • Elephants never forget
  • When mystical creatures attack!
  • Uncommon happiness
  • In the hall of Old Testament miracles
  • Faux rose
  • Hurry up please, its time
  • Resurrection snow globe
  • Like the Russian said
  • The apple
  • Warm greetings
  • The un-game
  • Before
  • I have borne witness
  • The turnip
  • Nicoli, who was thrown to the wolves, 1874
  • Today is my birthday
Control code
888392209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609382902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20p5n9z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888392209
Label
When mystical creatures attack!, Kathleen Founds
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
  • Frankye
  • Recipes for disaster
  • Black socketed, blind
  • The wormhole
  • The holy innocent
  • First the sea gave up her dead
  • Mexico foxtrot rides again
  • Their trunks were their handles
  • Virtue of the month
  • Elephants never forget
  • When mystical creatures attack!
  • Uncommon happiness
  • In the hall of Old Testament miracles
  • Faux rose
  • Hurry up please, its time
  • Resurrection snow globe
  • Like the Russian said
  • The apple
  • Warm greetings
  • The un-game
  • Before
  • I have borne witness
  • The turnip
  • Nicoli, who was thrown to the wolves, 1874
  • Today is my birthday
Control code
888392209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609382902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20p5n9z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888392209

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...