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1 edition of The drifts found in the catalog.

The drifts

by Thom Vernon

  • 327 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Coach House Books in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Interpersonal relations,
  • Transsexuals,
  • General,
  • Bisexuals,
  • Fiction,
  • FICTION

  • About the Edition

    Night is falling, and so is the snow. As the blizzard buries the ground, it uncovers the resentments, hopes, and aches of a small town in northeastern Arkansas, where, like in any Southern small town, there are unwanted pregnancies to agonize over, surgeries to be paid for, and love to be made. Julie"s two daughters have just run off to Hollywood to be famous when she suddenly finds herself, at forty-six, unexpectedly expectant. She"s not sure she can bear to be a mother again. And her husband, Charlie, won"t come home to talk it over with her. Charlie wants another child more than anything, but he doesn"t know how to deal with Julie. His affair with Wilson, his best friend, is over, but he"s found a different and unusual kind of intimacy. Wilson works in the Singer factory that keeps the town alive. She wants more than anything to be loved, but she knows that Charlie wasn"t the way to get there. She"s in love with Dol. Dol is a transsexual, a divorced father of two children, who can"t afford the transition that would make his body make sense, although the doctors visiting from Atlanta might change that. Their very different voices converge as the blizzard gathers force, their stories violently mapping in the snow the ways that memory, gender, and history carve themselves upon our bodies. The Drifts is dexterously told, a cacophony of four affecting voices melding into one exquisite chord.

    Edition Notes

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    StatementThom Vernon
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.V486 D75 2010eb
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 online resource (212 pages) :
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26541247M
    ISBN 101770562656, 1770562648
    ISBN 109781770562653, 9781770562646, 9781552452288
    OCLC/WorldCa774289138

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      Praise for Drifts: “[Drifts] captures the fitful stops, starts, shame, joy, and boredom that go into creating a work of art.”—The Paris Review “Full of wit and candor.” —Catherine Lacey, The New York Times Book Review “Mesmerizing Zambreno’s persona on the page is a tracker of moods and feelings that resist being stuffed and mounted with words.”. The Defence of Duffer's Drift is a short book by Ernest Dunlop purports to be a series of six dreams by "Lieutenant Backsight Forethought" about the defence of a river crossing in the Boer infantry tactics in the early dreams are disastrous, but each time BF learns something until in the final defence he is successful.

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Praise for Drifts: “[Drifts] captures the fitful stops, starts, shame, joy, and boredom that go into creating a work of art.”—The Paris Review “Full of wit and candor.” —Catherine Lacey, The New York Times Book Review “Mesmerizing Zambreno’s persona on the page is a tracker of moods and feelings that resist being stuffed and mounted with words.”/5(10).

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