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The palace of wasted footsteps, stories by Cary Holladay

Label
The palace of wasted footsteps
Title
The palace of wasted footsteps
Statement of responsibility
stories by Cary Holladay
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
"Images of dancing and the theme of survival connect the stories in Cary Holladay's latest fiction collection, The Palace of Wasted Footsteps. These images may be explicit, or understated, as in "Mayflies," which suggests the glorious yet frantic dance of brief, intense lives. Yet each story depicts men, women, and children partnered with death, love, or strange, wonderful chance."--BOOK JACKET. "Set largely in the Mid-South, Holladay's stories feature characters with honest, even old-fashioned, sensibilities who set out to do right and end up smitten. The policeman in "Doll" discovers that his affection is torn between his pregnant wife, a mannequin he found in a dump, and a haughty saleswoman whose smile is like "a cat's yawn." The young woman in "Runaways," bedazzled by the vanished hot-air balloonist who was her best friend's father, creates a loving legend about him that inspires and sustains her."--BOOK JACKET. "Darker in subject matter and atmosphere, "Merry-Go-Sorry" captures an ironic theme that is carried throughout the collection. Centering on a small Arkansas town in the aftermath of a triple murder, the story follows the effects of three boys' deaths on the lives of their parents, friends, and accused killers. Despite the sorrow felt throughout the community, one girl finds solace in her new baby and in the Bible verses she readily quotes."--BOOK JACKET. ""Rapture," the story of a young woman who has lost her family and her home, again captures the essence of both joy and sorrow. When a friend gives her a small glass egg, Etta is suddenly confronted with memories of her youth and her beloved family. Although buried woes emerge, she is also filled with newfound contentment."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holladay, Cary C.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O34777
LC item number
P35 1998
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The palace of wasted footsteps, stories by Cary Holladay
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Merry-Go-Sorry
  • Mayflies
  • The Belle Glade
  • Runaways
  • Rapture
  • Doll
  • White Lilies
  • The Egg Man
  • Manna from the Sky
  • The Girl Who Died in a Dance Marathon
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780826211866
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98022318
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39069411
  • (OCoLC)332047
  • (OCoLC)332047
Label
The palace of wasted footsteps, stories by Cary Holladay
Publication
Contents
  • Merry-Go-Sorry
  • Mayflies
  • The Belle Glade
  • Runaways
  • Rapture
  • Doll
  • White Lilies
  • The Egg Man
  • Manna from the Sky
  • The Girl Who Died in a Dance Marathon
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780826211866
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98022318
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39069411
  • (OCoLC)332047
  • (OCoLC)332047

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