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The Resource A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis

A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis

Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories
Title
A manual for cleaning women
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Berlin, Lucia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Emerson, Stephen
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Short stories, American
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780374202392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014047119
System control number
  • 180265
  • 831902
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780374202392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014047119
System control number
  • 180265
  • 831902

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