The Resource The age of perpetual light : stories, Josh Weil

The age of perpetual light : stories, Josh Weil

Label
The age of perpetual light : stories
Title
The age of perpetual light
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Josh Weil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Josh Weil brings together stories selected from a decade of work in one stellar new collection that explores themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in 'The Age of Perpetual Light' follows deeply-felt characters through different eras in American history; from a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp, to a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company, a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990's Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite, to a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night. As he did with the rough-living figures in his soulful 'The New Valley,' in 'The Age of Perpetual Light' Weil explores through his unforgettable characters our most complex and fraught desires. Brilliantly hewn and piercingly observant, these are tales that speak to the all-too-human desire for advancement and the struggle of wounded hearts to find a salve, no matter what the cost. This is a breathtaking book from one of our brightest literary lights."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weil, Josh
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The age of perpetual light : stories, Josh Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No flies, no folly -- Long bright line -- The essential constituent of modern living standards -- Angle of reflection -- The point of roughness -- Beautiful ground -- The first bad thing -- Hello from here
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802127013
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 401533
  • (HPL)265774
Label
The age of perpetual light : stories, Josh Weil
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No flies, no folly -- Long bright line -- The essential constituent of modern living standards -- Angle of reflection -- The point of roughness -- Beautiful ground -- The first bad thing -- Hello from here
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802127013
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 401533
  • (HPL)265774

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