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Of this new world / Allegra Hyde.

Hyde, Allegra, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Peabody PL - Columbia City FICTION HYDE (Text) 30403002249076 Adult - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609384432
  • ISBN: 1609384431
  • Physical Description: 123 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: After the Beginning -- Shark Fishing -- Free Love -- VFW Post 1492 -- Bury Me -- Syndication -- The Future Consequences of Present Actions -- Flowers for Prisoners -- Acid -- Ephemera -- Delight -- Americans on Mars!
Summary, etc.: "Allegra Hyde's debut story collection, Of This New World, offers a menagerie of utopias: real, imagined, and lost. Starting with the Garden of Eden and ending in a Mars colony, the stories wrestle with conflicts of idealism and practicality, communal ambition and individual kink. Stories jump between genres--from historical fiction to science fiction, realism to fabulism--but all ask those fundamental human questions: What do we do when we lose our utopia? What will we do to get it back? Over the course of twelve stories, Hyde writes with a mix of lyricism, humor, and masterful detail. A group of environmental missionaries seeks to start an ideal eco-society on an island in the Bahamas, only to unwittingly tyrannize the local inhabitants and disrupt the social ecosystem. The neglected daughter of a floundering hippie commune must adjust to conventional life with her ungroovy grandmother. A wounded veteran gets lost in erotic fantasies of his twin brother's life. Haunted by her years at a collegiate idyll, a young woman eulogizes a friendship. After indenturing his only son to the Shakers, an antebellum vegan turns to Louisa May Alcott's famous family for help. And in the final story, a down-and-out drug addict gets a second chance at life in a government-sponsored space population program, only to be flummoxed by erectile dysfunction. An unmissable debut, the collection charts the worlds born in our dreams and bred in hope"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Utopias > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Science fiction.

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