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Show them a good time

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"A blisteringly original and wickedly funny collection of stories about the strange worlds that women inhabit and the parts that they must play. A sense of otherworldly menace is at work in the fiction of Nicole Flattery, but the threats are all too familiar. SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME tells the stories of women slotted away into restrictive roles: the celebrity's girlfriend, the widower's second wife, the lecherous professor's student, the corporate employee. And yet, the genius of Flattery's characters is to blithely demolish the boundaries of these limited and limiting social types with immense complexity and caustic intelligence. Nicole Flattery's women are too ferociously mordant, too painfully funny to remain in their places. In this fiercely original and blazingly brilliant debut, Flattery likewise deconstructs the conventions of genre to serve up strange realities: In Not the End Yet, Flattery probes the hilarious and wrenching ambivalence of Internet dating as the apocalypse nears; in Sweet Talk, the mysterious disappearance of a number of local women sets the scene for a young girl to confront the dangerous uncertainties of her own sexuality; in this collection's center piece, Abortion, A Love Story, two college students in a dystopian campus reconfigure the perilous stories of their bodies in a fraught academic culture to offer a subversive, alarming, and wickedly funny play that takes over their own offstage lives. And yet, however surreal or richly imagined the setting, Flattery always shows us these strange worlds from startlingly unexpected angles, through an unforgettable cast of brutally honest, darkly hilarious women and girls" --

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Caledonia Library Association FIC FLA (Text)
Adult Fiction
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LDR 03206nam a2200397Ki 4500
001616558
003OWWL
00520200211153451.1
008200120s2020 enk e 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2019041775
020 . ‡a9781635574296 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a1635574293 ‡q(hardcover)
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1137042230
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cCGL ‡dCGL ‡dUAP ‡dGO4 ‡dIEP
05000. ‡aPR6106.L37 ‡bA6 2019
08200. ‡a823/.92 ‡223
1001 . ‡aFlattery, Nicole, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aShow them a good time / ‡cNicole Flattery.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bBloomsbury Publishing, ‡c2020.
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡a238 pages ; ‡c22 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aFirst published in 2019 in the Republic of Ireland by The Stinging Fly.
50500. ‡tShow them a good time -- ‡tSweet talk -- ‡tHump -- ‡tAbortion, a love story -- ‡tTrack -- ‡tParrot -- ‡tYou're going to forget me before I forget you -- ‡tNot the end yet.
520 . ‡a"A blisteringly original and wickedly funny collection of stories about the strange worlds that women inhabit and the parts that they must play. A sense of otherworldly menace is at work in the fiction of Nicole Flattery, but the threats are all too familiar. SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME tells the stories of women slotted away into restrictive roles: the celebrity's girlfriend, the widower's second wife, the lecherous professor's student, the corporate employee. And yet, the genius of Flattery's characters is to blithely demolish the boundaries of these limited and limiting social types with immense complexity and caustic intelligence. Nicole Flattery's women are too ferociously mordant, too painfully funny to remain in their places. In this fiercely original and blazingly brilliant debut, Flattery likewise deconstructs the conventions of genre to serve up strange realities: In Not the End Yet, Flattery probes the hilarious and wrenching ambivalence of Internet dating as the apocalypse nears; in Sweet Talk, the mysterious disappearance of a number of local women sets the scene for a young girl to confront the dangerous uncertainties of her own sexuality; in this collection's center piece, Abortion, A Love Story, two college students in a dystopian campus reconfigure the perilous stories of their bodies in a fraught academic culture to offer a subversive, alarming, and wickedly funny play that takes over their own offstage lives. And yet, however surreal or richly imagined the setting, Flattery always shows us these strange worlds from startlingly unexpected angles, through an unforgettable cast of brutally honest, darkly hilarious women and girls" -- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aWomen ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aWomen ‡xSexual behavior ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aSexism ‡vFiction.
650 7. ‡aDRAMA / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Absurdist. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Humorous / Black Humor. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Romance / Workplace. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Short Stories (single author) ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Women. ‡2bisacsh
655 7. ‡aShort stories. ‡2lcgft
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a21963127 ‡bSystem Local ‡c616558 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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