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My house gathers desires / Adam McOmber.

McOmber, Adam, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION MCOM (Text) 39391006843674 Fiction In process -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC MCO (Text) 37323005315075 NEW-BKS Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781942683414
  • ISBN: 1942683413
  • Physical Description: 160 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "Adam McOmber's lush, hallucinatory stories are both familiar and wholly original. Drawn from the historical record, Biblical lore, fairy tales, science fiction, and nightmares, these offbeat and fantastical works explore gender and sexuality in their darkest and most beautiful manifestations. In the tradition of Angela Carter or Kelly Link, My House Gathers Desires is covertly funny and haunting, seeking fresh ways to consider sexual identity and its relation to history. In "Sodom and Gomorrah," readers encounter a subversive, ecstatic new version of the Old Testament story. In "The Re'em," a medieval monk's search for a mythic beast conjures forbidden desire. And in "Notes on Inversion," the German psychiatrist Kraft-Ebbing receives a surreal retort to his clinical descriptions of same-sex desire. From "Sodom and Gomorrah": The strangers then are no longer like two men at all. They have undressed themselves, giving up the pretense of skin and becoming a denser part of the air. We are hungry for them. Ours is a sacred desire that was buried too long in our chests, like some city beneath the sand. Adam McOmber is the author of The White Forest (Touchstone, 2012) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA, 2011), from which he had stories nominated for two 2012 Pushcart Prizes. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, and Fairy Tale Review. He served as the managing and associate editor of Hotel America at Columbia College Chicago from 2007-2015. He now lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he teaches at Loyola Marymount University"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is a new collection of short stories by Adam McOmber"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: FICTION > Short Stories (single author)
FICTION > Fantasy > Historical.
FICTION > Literary.
Genre: Short stories.

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