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The Resource Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson

Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson

Label
Fortune smiles : stories
Title
Fortune smiles
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Adam Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With the 2012 publication of The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson became recognized as a leading American writer. A New York Times bestseller, Orphan Master was named one of the best books of the year by more than a dozen major publications, chosen as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and in addition to the Pulitzer, won a host of other prizes, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Now Johnson turns his remarkable talent to a collection of stories that delve deeply into love, loss, the decisions we make for ourselves, and the decisions we make for others. In post-Katrina Louisiana, a young man and his new girlfriend search for the mother of his son. In Palo Alto, a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finds solace in a digital simulacrum of the recently assassinated President. In contemporary Berlin a former Stasi agent ponders his past. A woman with cancer rages against the idea of her family without her. And in the unforgettable title story. Johnson returns to his signature subject of North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind. Hugely inventive and endlessly energetic, this is a funny, heart wrenching, surprising collection of stories and characters that will leave readers exhilarated and will show Johnson writing at the top of his form"-- Provided by publisher
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Summary
This short story collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson features only six items, but they're full-fledged doozies that demand careful reading. Despite differences in plot and setting (like Silicon Valley and North Korea), what they all have in common are realistic characters enduring tragic events and challenges. Taken together, they give the impression that these stories could very well be about real people (one, "Interesting Facts," has some similarities to Johnson's own life). -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
Awards note
National Book Award-Fiction, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435907
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O3
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson
Link
9780812997477.jpg
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
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
21063556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780812997477
Lccn
2015023455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812997477
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911255046
  • (OCoLC)911255046
Label
Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson
Link
9780812997477.jpg
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
  • Nirvana
  • Hurricanes anonymous
  • Interesting facts
  • George Orwell was a friend of mine
  • Dark meadow
  • Fortune smiles
Control code
21063556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780812997477
Lccn
2015023455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812997477
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911255046
  • (OCoLC)911255046

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