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The Resource The half-mammals of Dixie : stories, George Singleton

The half-mammals of Dixie : stories, George Singleton

Label
The half-mammals of Dixie : stories
Title
The half-mammals of Dixie
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
George Singleton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Singleton, who's had many stories published in the best literary journals, has recently burst into the big time with appearances in Playboy, Zoetrope, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine and Book. The stories in his new collection are wild and wooly - or maybe we should say wild and half-wooly. In any case, they're definitely not for the creationist crowd or for the laughter impaired. For example: - A self-described primitive artist, getting rich off religious canvases, is mistaken for a faith healer. - A lovelorn dad woos his third grader's teacher with very special show-and-tells, including long lost love letters to Shakespeare from Anne Hathaway, to Fred Astaire from Ginger Rogers, and to Henry VIII from all of his wives. - A boy's reputation is ruined forever when he accepts the starring role in a documentary on diagnosing head lice. Off-the-wall. But also utterly believable and written with tremendous affection for the people and their place-a place called Forty-Five, part of the contemporary South that's far removed from big city Atlanta or proper Charleston and, in fact, much like Singleton's own hometown of Dacusville, South Carolina. As he says of his characters, They're regular people just trying to get by. Most of them aren't jaded by everyday life, though perhaps they should have been long ago. There are some with physical and mental limitations, but I hope all of them have heart. They do indeed, just like their stories
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singleton, George
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I5747
LC item number
H35 2002eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southern States
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Short Stories (single author)
  • Literary
  • Manners and customs
  • Southern States
Label
The half-mammals of Dixie : stories, George Singleton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Shannon Ravenel book."
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
Show-and-tell -- Fossils -- This itches, y'all -- When children count -- How to collect fishing lures -- Answers -- Public relations -- Bank of America -- Deer gone -- Duke Power -- Impurities -- The half-mammals of Dixie -- What slide rules can't measure -- Page-a-day -- Richard Petty accepts National Book Award
Control code
708580999
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565128682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
87ad2b36-edf1-4531-b9c8-0f4e0b345e9b
Publisher number
EB00006177
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708580999
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The half-mammals of Dixie : stories, George Singleton
Publication
Note
"A Shannon Ravenel book."
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
Show-and-tell -- Fossils -- This itches, y'all -- When children count -- How to collect fishing lures -- Answers -- Public relations -- Bank of America -- Deer gone -- Duke Power -- Impurities -- The half-mammals of Dixie -- What slide rules can't measure -- Page-a-day -- Richard Petty accepts National Book Award
Control code
708580999
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565128682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
87ad2b36-edf1-4531-b9c8-0f4e0b345e9b
Publisher number
EB00006177
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708580999
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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