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Happy like this, Ashley Wurzbacher

Label
Happy like this
Title
Happy like this
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Wurzbacher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, the ten shimmering stories in Happy Like This offer lyrical, deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness. Two identical twins watch their bodies and lives diverge as one of them takes up competitive bodybuilding. A part-time mermaid struggles with her fluid sexuality and turbulent romantic past when she finds herself working at her ex-girlfriend's child's birthday party. An up-and-coming sociologist studies factitious disorders in a group of young women, observing their daily lives and attempting to understand their experiences of self-harm. A ballerina must choose between motherhood and her art. The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women--social scientists, linguists, speech therapists, plant physiologists, dancers--who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. In the midst of their ambivalence about marriage, monogamy, and motherhood and their struggles to accept and love their bodies, they look to other women for solidarity, stability, and validation. Sometimes they find it; sometimes they don't. Plucky yet vulnerable, knowledgeable yet needy, Ashley Wurzbacher's vividly-imagined characters invite us to ask: What does it mean to be happy? When every choice entails a loss, how can we feel like we're doing the right thing?" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
The Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wurzbacher, Ashley
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.U79
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Happiness
Label
Happy like this, Ashley Wurzbacher
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
Control code
on1097364611
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781609386832
Lccn
2019011977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1097364611
Label
Happy like this, Ashley Wurzbacher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097364611
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781609386832
Lccn
2019011977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1097364611

Library Locations

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