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The Resource Make way for her : and other stories, Katie Cortese

Make way for her : and other stories, Katie Cortese

Label
Make way for her : and other stories
Title
Make way for her
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Katie Cortese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A girl afflicted with pyrokinesis tries to control her fire-starting long enough to go to a dance with a boy she likes. A woman trapped in a stalled marriage is excited by an alluring ex-con who enrolls in her YMCA cooking class. A teen accompanies her mother, a prestigious poet, to a writing conference where she navigates a misguided attraction to a married writer -- who is, in turn, attracted to her mother -- leaving her "inventing punishments for writers who believe in clichés as tired as broken hearts."In this affecting collection, Katie Cortese explores the many faces of love and desire. Featuring female narrators that range in age from five to forty, the narratives in Make Way for Her speak to the many challenges and often bittersweet rewards of offering, receiving, and returning love as imperfect human beings. The stories are united by the theme of desperate love, whether it's a daughter's love for a parent, a sister's for a sibling, or a romantic love that is sometimes returned and sometimes unrequited.Cortese's complex and multilayered stories play with the reader's own desires and anticipations as her characters stubbornly resist the expected. The intrepid girls and women in this book are, above all, explorers. They drive classic cars from Maine to Phoenix, board airplanes for the first time, and hike dense forests in search of adventure; but what they often find is that the most treacherous landscapes lie within. As a result, Make Way for Her explores a world of women who crave knowledge and experience, not simply sex or love
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O78255
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
University Press of Kentucky New Poetry And Prose Series
Label
Make way for her : and other stories, Katie Cortese
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
  • Make way for her
  • Silent blooms of sudden heat
  • Sweetness on the tongue
  • Desire comes closer
  • Firebug
  • Welcome to snow
  • Straight and narrow
  • Bitter, sweet, salt
  • The bounce back
  • Lighter, bluer, clearer, colder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780813175126
Lccn
2017045449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1668138
  • (OCoLC)1001457044
  • 1646304
  • (OCoLC)on1001457044
  • 1646304
  • 1668138
  • 1668138
Label
Make way for her : and other stories, Katie Cortese
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
  • Make way for her
  • Silent blooms of sudden heat
  • Sweetness on the tongue
  • Desire comes closer
  • Firebug
  • Welcome to snow
  • Straight and narrow
  • Bitter, sweet, salt
  • The bounce back
  • Lighter, bluer, clearer, colder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780813175126
Lccn
2017045449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1668138
  • (OCoLC)1001457044
  • 1646304
  • (OCoLC)on1001457044
  • 1646304
  • 1668138
  • 1668138

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