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Aerogrammes : and other stories / Tania James.

James, Tania. (Author).
Book Book (2012.)
Description: 180 p. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2012.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780307268914 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0307268918 (hardback)
Contents: Lion and panther in London -- What do to with Henry -- The gulf -- The Scriptological Review: A last letter from the editor -- Aerogrammes -- Ethnic Ken -- Light & luminous -- Escape key -- Girl marries ghost.
Summary: "A collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world. In "Light & Luminous," a gifted instructor of Indian dance falls victim to the vanity and insecurities that have followed her into middle age. In "Tonto and the Undertaker," a widower copes with his loss by cruising Kentucky highways and burying roadkill. In "The Scriptological Review" a damaged young man obsessively studies his father's handwriting in hopes of making sense of his suicide. And in "What to Do with Henry," a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child her husband left behind in Sierra Leone, as well as an orphaned chimpanzee who comes to anchor this strange new family. Tania James once again introduces us to a host of delicate, complicated, and beautifully realized characters who find themselves separated from their friends and families and communities by race and pride and grief"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: James, Tania. "Aerogrammes : and other stories." New York : Knopf, 2012.

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