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The Resource The dog : stories, Jack Livings

The dog : stories, Jack Livings

Label
The dog : stories
Title
The dog
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jack Livings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--
  • "A collection of short stories set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livings, Jack
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.I949
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
China
Label
The dog : stories, Jack Livings
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dog -- The heir -- Mountain of words, sea of fire -- The pocketbook -- Donate! -- The crystal sarcophagus -- An event at Horizon Trading Company -- Switchback, 1994
Control code
ocn858896935
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780374178536
Lccn
2013048087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1761903
  • (OCoLC)858896935
  • (OCoLC)858896935
Label
The dog : stories, Jack Livings
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dog -- The heir -- Mountain of words, sea of fire -- The pocketbook -- Donate! -- The crystal sarcophagus -- An event at Horizon Trading Company -- Switchback, 1994
Control code
ocn858896935
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780374178536
Lccn
2013048087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1761903
  • (OCoLC)858896935
  • (OCoLC)858896935

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