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The Resource Things to make and break, May-Lan Tan

Things to make and break, May-Lan Tan

Label
Things to make and break
Title
Things to make and break
Statement of responsibility
May-Lan Tan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In these eleven stories, Tan explores the idea that every relationship between two people is actually a relationship between three people: each relationship encompasses and relies upon an interstitial presence--another person, a former self, a future lover. Within this loose thematic constraint, a series of related worlds unspool. Teenagers in a band betray each other. A woman gets so obsessed with photos of her boyfriend's ex that she eventually contrives a way to meet her. A woman has a relationship with her sister's husband's brother that darkly, secretly parallels her sister's happy marriage. Each character is a mirror, double or proxy of someone else, hinting at the possibility that we seek out the same person in different bodies and churn through cycles of self-invention/-annihilation." --
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, May-Lan
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.A46
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Things to make and break, May-Lan Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by CB Editions in 2014" -- ECIP galley
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New Jersey
  • Transformer
  • Would like to meet
  • Legendary
  • Date night
  • 101
  • Julia K.
  • DD-MM-YY
  • Laurens
  • Candy glass
  • Ghosts
Control code
on1028226162
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781566895279
Lccn
2018011504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028226162
Label
Things to make and break, May-Lan Tan
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by CB Editions in 2014" -- ECIP galley
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New Jersey
  • Transformer
  • Would like to meet
  • Legendary
  • Date night
  • 101
  • Julia K.
  • DD-MM-YY
  • Laurens
  • Candy glass
  • Ghosts
Control code
on1028226162
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781566895279
Lccn
2018011504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028226162

Library Locations

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