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The Resource Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley

Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley

Label
Bad dreams and other stories
Title
Bad dreams and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Hadley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric, say, and a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, strange in the dark; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: the stories focus in on crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys, or a young woman reads the diaries she comes across when she's housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, and some of them reverberate across decades; things fantasised in private can reach out to affect other people, for better and worse. An older woman recovering from serious illness speaks to a lonely young man on a train; an old friend brings bad news to a dinner party; a schoolteacher in the throes of a painful affair in 1914 has mixed feelings about her pupils' suffragette craze. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams. -- Provided by publisher
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Member of
Contains
Has edition
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A35
LC item number
A6 2017b
Literary form
short stories
Label
Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Jonathan Cape."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Her share of sorrow
  • Silk brocade
  • An abduction
  • The stain
  • Deeds not words
  • One Saturday morning
  • Experience
  • Bad dreams
  • Flight
  • Under the sign of the moon
Control code
ocn957240912
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780062476661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957240912
Label
Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Jonathan Cape."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Her share of sorrow
  • Silk brocade
  • An abduction
  • The stain
  • Deeds not words
  • One Saturday morning
  • Experience
  • Bad dreams
  • Flight
  • Under the sign of the moon
Control code
ocn957240912
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780062476661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957240912

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