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Creatures of habit [electronic resource]. Jill McCorkle.

McCorkle, Jill. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781565127203 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2003.

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Summary, etc.: Jill McCorkle's new collection of twelve short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us-flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also animaled with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile-also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser species? Looking for the answer, she takes us back to her fictional home town of Fulton, North Carolina, to meet a broad range of characters facing up to the double-edged sword life offers hominids. The insight with which McCorkle tells their stories crackles with wit, but also with a deeper-and more forgiving-wisdom than ever before. In Billy Goats, Fulton's herd of seventh graders cruises the summer nights, peeking into parked cars, maddening the town madman. In Monkeys, a widow holds her husband's beloved spider monkey close along with his deepest secrets. In Dogs, a single mother who works for a veterinarian compares him-unfavorably-with his patients. In Snakes, a seasoned wife sees...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 708 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2928 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Short Stories.
Genre: Electronic books.

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