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Prince Rupert Library Tham (Text) 33294002094126 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Checked out 2021-02-03

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  • ISBN: 9780316422130
  • ISBN: 0316422134
  • Physical Description: print
    181 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note: How to pronounce knife -- Paris -- Slingshot -- Randy Travis -- Mani pedi -- Chick-a-chee! -- The universe would be so cruel -- Edge of the world -- The school bus driver -- You are so embarassing -- Ewwrrkk -- The gas station -- A far distant thing -- Picking worms.
Summary, etc.: "In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world."--
Subject: Immigrants -- Fiction
Refugees -- Fiction
Short stories, Canadian
Short stories -- Women authors
Genre/Form: Short stories.

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