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The Resource Brief encounters with the enemy : fiction, Said Sayrafiezadeh

Brief encounters with the enemy : fiction, Said Sayrafiezadeh

Label
Brief encounters with the enemy : fiction
Title
Brief encounters with the enemy
Title remainder
fiction
Statement of responsibility
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sayrafiezadeh conjures up a nameless American city and its unmoored denizens: a call-center employee jealous of the attention lavished on a co-worker newly returned from a foreign war; a history teacher dealing with a classroom of maliciously indifferent students; a grocery store janitor caught up in a romantic relationship with a kleptomaniac customer. These men's struggles and fleeting triumphs--with women, with cruel bosses, with the morning commute--are transformed into storytelling that is both universally resonant and wonderfully strange. Sometimes the effect is hilarious, as when a would-be suitor tries to take his sheltered, religious date on a "Love Boat" carnival ride. Other times it's devastating, as in the unforgettable story that gives the book its title: A soldier on his last routine patrol on a deserted mountain path finally encounters "the enemy" of which he's long sought a glimpse." --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sayrafiezadeh, Saïd
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.A998
LC item number
B75 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Working class
Label
Brief encounters with the enemy : fiction, Said Sayrafiezadeh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cartography
  • Paranoia
  • Appetite
  • Associates
  • A brief encounter with the enemy
  • Enchantment
  • Operators
  • Victory
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780812993585
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky255967604
  • (OCoLC)819383386
  • 855393
Label
Brief encounters with the enemy : fiction, Said Sayrafiezadeh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cartography
  • Paranoia
  • Appetite
  • Associates
  • A brief encounter with the enemy
  • Enchantment
  • Operators
  • Victory
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780812993585
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky255967604
  • (OCoLC)819383386
  • 855393

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