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The Resource Of this new world, Allegra Hyde

Of this new world, Allegra Hyde

Label
Of this new world
Title
Of this new world
Statement of responsibility
Allegra Hyde
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Allegra Hyde's debut story collection, Of This New World, offers a menagerie of utopias: real, imagined, and lost. Starting with the Garden of Eden and ending in a Mars colony, the stories wrestle with conflicts of idealism and practicality, communal ambition and individual kink. Stories jump between genres--from historical fiction to science fiction, realism to fabulism--but all ask those fundamental human questions: What do we do when we lose our utopia? What will we do to get it back? Over the course of twelve stories, Hyde writes with a mix of lyricism, humor, and masterful detail. A group of environmental missionaries seeks to start an ideal eco-society on an island in the Bahamas, only to unwittingly tyrannize the local inhabitants and disrupt the social ecosystem. The neglected daughter of a floundering hippie commune must adjust to conventional life with her ungroovy grandmother. A wounded veteran gets lost in erotic fantasies of his twin brother's life. Haunted by her years at a collegiate idyll, a young woman eulogizes a friendship. After indenturing his only son to the Shakers, an antebellum vegan turns to Louisa May Alcott's famous family for help. And in the final story, a down-and-out drug addict gets a second chance at life in a government-sponsored space population program, only to be flummoxed by erectile dysfunction. An unmissable debut, the collection charts the worlds born in our dreams and bred in hope"--
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DLC
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Hyde, Allegra
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.Y365
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Iowa short fiction award
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Label
Of this new world, Allegra Hyde
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
After the Beginning -- Shark Fishing -- Free Love -- VFW Post 1492 -- Bury Me -- Syndication -- The Future Consequences of Present Actions -- Flowers for Prisoners -- Acid -- Ephemera -- Delight -- Americans on Mars!
Control code
1682951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781609384432
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016008377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682951
  • (OCoLC)946463305
Label
Of this new world, Allegra Hyde
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
After the Beginning -- Shark Fishing -- Free Love -- VFW Post 1492 -- Bury Me -- Syndication -- The Future Consequences of Present Actions -- Flowers for Prisoners -- Acid -- Ephemera -- Delight -- Americans on Mars!
Control code
1682951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781609384432
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016008377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682951
  • (OCoLC)946463305

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