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The Resource A natural history of hell : stories, Jeffrey Ford

A natural history of hell : stories, Jeffrey Ford

Label
A natural history of hell : stories
Title
A natural history of hell
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Praise for Jeffrey Ford:"Outstanding. Ford uses. incongruously lyrical phrases to infuse the everyday with a nebulous magic."--Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year(Starred Review)"For lovers of the weird and fantastic and lovers of great writing, this is a treasure trove of disturbing visions, new worlds and fully realized craft."--Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)"Properly creepy, but from time to time deliciously funny and heart-breakingly poignant, too."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death. A couple are invited over to a neighbor's daughter's exorcism. A country witch with a sea-captain's head in a glass globe intercedes on behalf of abused and abandoned children. In July of 1915, in Hardin County, Ohio, a boy sees ghosts. Explore contemporary natural history in a baker's dozen of exhilarating visions. Jeffrey Ford was born on Long Island in New York State in 1955 and grew up in the town of West Islip. He studied fiction writing with John Gardner at S.U.N.Y Binghamton. He's been a college English teacher of writing and literature for thirty years. He is the author of eight novels including The Girl in the Glass and four short story collections. He has received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Edgar, and Shirley Jackson awards. He lives with his wife Lynn in a century old farm house in a land of slow clouds and endless fields"--
  • "A book of fantastic stories about the hell on earth that is living"--
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Summary
"A book of fantastic stories about the hell on earth that is living"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
Shirley Jackson Awards, Single-Author Collection, 2016.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Awards note
Ohioana Book Award finalist, Fiction 2018
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10518281
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Ford, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
A natural history of hell : stories, Jeffrey Ford
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
  • The fairy enterprise
  • The last triangle
  • Spirits of salt : A tale of the coral heart
  • The thyme fiend
  • The prelate's commission
  • The blameless
  • Word doll
  • The angel seems
  • Mount Chary Galore
  • A natural history of autumn
  • Blood drive
  • A terror
  • Rocket ship to hell
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781618731180
Lccn
2015046490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553240
Label
A natural history of hell : stories, Jeffrey Ford
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
  • The fairy enterprise
  • The last triangle
  • Spirits of salt : A tale of the coral heart
  • The thyme fiend
  • The prelate's commission
  • The blameless
  • Word doll
  • The angel seems
  • Mount Chary Galore
  • A natural history of autumn
  • Blood drive
  • A terror
  • Rocket ship to hell
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781618731180
Lccn
2015046490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553240

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