The Resource Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips

Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips

Label
Some possible solutions : stories
Title
Some possible solutions
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Helen Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a spine-tingling new collection, the "unique"(NPR) and "wickedly funny" (New York Times) Helen Phillips offers an idiosyncratic series of "what-ifs" about our fragile human condition.Some Possible Solutions offers an idiosyncratic series of "What ifs": What if your perfect hermaphrodite match existed on another planet? What if you could suddenly see through everybody's skin to their organs? What if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your city was filled with doppelgangers of you? Forced to navigate these bizarre scenarios, Phillips' characters search for solutions to the problem of how to survive in an irrational, infinitely strange world. In dystopias that are exaggerated versions of the world in which we live, these characters strive for intimacy and struggle to resolve their fraught relationships with each other, with themselves, and with their place in the natural world. We meet a wealthy woman who purchases a high-tech sex toy in the shape of a man, a rowdy, moody crew of college students who resolve the energy crisis, and orphaned twin sisters who work as futuristic strippers--and with Phillips' characteristic smarts and imagination, we see that no one is quite who they appear. By turns surreal, witty, and perplexing, these marvelous stories are ultimately a reflection of our own reality and of the big questions that we all face. Who are we? Where do we fit? Phillips is a true original and a treasure"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Helen
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.H45565
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Possibility
  • Dystopias
  • Decision making
Label
Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips
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
  • Game
  • One of us will be happy; it's just a matter of which one
  • Things we do
  • R
  • Children
  • The worst
  • How I began to bleed again after six alarming months without
  • The beekeeper
  • The wedding stairs
  • Contamination generation
  • The knowers
  • Some possible solutions
  • The doppelgängers
  • The messy joy of the final throes of the dinner party
  • Life care center
  • The joined
  • Flesh and blood
  • When the tsunami came
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781627793797
Lccn
2015046062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922169328
  • (OCoLC)ocn922169328
Label
Some possible solutions : stories, Helen Phillips
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
  • Game
  • One of us will be happy; it's just a matter of which one
  • Things we do
  • R
  • Children
  • The worst
  • How I began to bleed again after six alarming months without
  • The beekeeper
  • The wedding stairs
  • Contamination generation
  • The knowers
  • Some possible solutions
  • The doppelgängers
  • The messy joy of the final throes of the dinner party
  • Life care center
  • The joined
  • Flesh and blood
  • When the tsunami came
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781627793797
Lccn
2015046062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922169328
  • (OCoLC)ocn922169328

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