Coverart for item
The Resource A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson

A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson

Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories
Title
A manual for cleaning women
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis) "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions." --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berlin, Lucia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E72485
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Emerson, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Angel's laundromat -- Dr. H. A. Moynihan -- Stars and saints -- A manual for cleaning women -- My jockey -- El Tim -- Point of view -- Her first detox -- Phantom pain -- Tiger bites -- Emergency room notebook -- Temps Perdu -- Carpe diem -- Toda Luna, Todo Ano -- Good and bad -- Melina -- Friends -- Unmanageable -- Electric car, El Paso -- Sex appeal -- Teenage punk -- Step -- Strays -- Grief -- Bluebonnets -- La vie en rose -- Macadam -- Dear Conchi -- Fool to cry -- Mourning -- Panteon de Delores -- So long -- A love affair -- Let me see you smile -- Mama -- Carmen -- Silence -- Mijito -- 502 -- Hear it is Saturday -- B.F. and me -- Wait a minute -- Homing
Control code
ocn898433447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374712860
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014047119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)898433447
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Angel's laundromat -- Dr. H. A. Moynihan -- Stars and saints -- A manual for cleaning women -- My jockey -- El Tim -- Point of view -- Her first detox -- Phantom pain -- Tiger bites -- Emergency room notebook -- Temps Perdu -- Carpe diem -- Toda Luna, Todo Ano -- Good and bad -- Melina -- Friends -- Unmanageable -- Electric car, El Paso -- Sex appeal -- Teenage punk -- Step -- Strays -- Grief -- Bluebonnets -- La vie en rose -- Macadam -- Dear Conchi -- Fool to cry -- Mourning -- Panteon de Delores -- So long -- A love affair -- Let me see you smile -- Mama -- Carmen -- Silence -- Mijito -- 502 -- Hear it is Saturday -- B.F. and me -- Wait a minute -- Homing
Control code
ocn898433447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374712860
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014047119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)898433447

Library Locations

    • Oshkosh Public LibraryBorrow it
      Oshkosh Public Library 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI, 54901, US
      44.0177049 -88.5362463
Processing Feedback ...