The girl of the lake : stories
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
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Book
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First edition.
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9781616203320, 1616203323
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240 pages ; 21 cm
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Amherst - Fiction - MezzanineFIC Roorbach, BOn Shelf
Kelley Library - Fiction - Fiction Stacks 15-18FIC ROORBACH, B.On Shelf

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Published
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
Edition
First edition.
Street Date
1706
Language
English
ISBN
9781616203320, 1616203323

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"Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid, complex characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. He first made his mark as the winner of an O. Henry Prize for one of his stories and the Flannery O'Connor Award for his first collection, Big Bend. His astounding new collection, The Girl of the Lake, captures a virtuoso in his prime. Among the unforgettable characters Roorbach creates are an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past; and many more. These stories--some being published for the first time, the rest originally from the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, Ecotone, and others--are as rich in scope, emotional, and unforgettable as Bill Roorbach's novels. He has been called "a kinder, gentler John Irving . . . a humane and entertaining storyteller with a smooth, graceful style" (the Washington Post), and his work has been described as "hilarious and heartbreaking, wild and wise" (Parade magazine), all of which is evident in spades (and also hearts, clubs, and diamonds) in every story in this arresting new collection"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roorbach, B. (2017). The girl of the lake: stories (First edition.). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roorbach, Bill. 2017. The Girl of the Lake: Stories. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roorbach, Bill. The Girl of the Lake: Stories Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Roorbach, Bill. The Girl of the Lake: Stories First edition., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.

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