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All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod

Label
All the beloved ghosts
Title
All the beloved ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Alison MacLeod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A woman emerging from mourning spends her savings on a fur coat, a coat she will wear to a dance that will change her life. A professor of cardiovascular physiology lingers on the cusp of consciousness as he waits for his new heart to be delivered, still beating, from another body--and is carried on a tidal wave of memories to an attic room half a century ago. Visiting Sylvia Plath's grave in Yorkshire, the author imagines a conversation with the poet, a fellow North American who settled in grey England. She reflects on the treasured photograph of Princess Diana she took as a teenager, one of a multitude taken during a life cut short. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury group, is overpowered by echoes of the past; by all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes. MacLeod's characters hover on the border of life and death, where memory is most vivid and the present most elusive. Moving from the London riots of 2011 to 1920s Nova Scotia, from Oscar Wilde's grave to the Brighton Pier, these exquisitely formed stories capture the small tragedies and profound truths of existence."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1964-
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MacLeod, Alison
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Short stories, Canadian (English)
  • Short stories, English
  • Mortality
Label
All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Imagining Chekhov.
  • Woman with little pug
  • Chehov's telescope
  • The death of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
  • How to make a citizen's arrest
  • We are Methodists
  • All the beloved ghosts
  • The thaw
  • Solo, a cappella
  • The heart of Denis Noble
  • Sylvia wears pink in the underworld
  • There are precious things
  • Oscillate wildly
  • Dreaming Diana : twelve frames
  • In praise of radical fish
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780735233768
Isbn Type
(pbk. bd.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 249050
  • 852337
Label
All the beloved ghosts, Alison MacLeod
Publication
Contents
  • Imagining Chekhov.
  • Woman with little pug
  • Chehov's telescope
  • The death of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
  • How to make a citizen's arrest
  • We are Methodists
  • All the beloved ghosts
  • The thaw
  • Solo, a cappella
  • The heart of Denis Noble
  • Sylvia wears pink in the underworld
  • There are precious things
  • Oscillate wildly
  • Dreaming Diana : twelve frames
  • In praise of radical fish
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780735233768
Isbn Type
(pbk. bd.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 249050
  • 852337

Library Locations

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