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Coming up roses / by Sarah Laing.

By: Laing, Sarah, 1973-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419202 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Short stories, New Zealand | New Zealand fiction -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Short stories, New Zealand. | New Zealand fiction. | General fiction. DDC classification: Short Stories
Contents:
Afterbirth -- The wrong shoe -- Bird song -- Freezer burn -- Plum jar -- Notes on etiquette -- Stepping on cracks -- Perfect -- Stingray -- Sweden -- Double barrel -- Autoimmune -- Coming up roses -- Crossing Mt. Tongariro -- Pod -- Just married -- Falling -- That immortal sea -- Axminster.
Subject: "Imagine that you're a statistic'' says one of the characters in these quirky, haunting stories of people whose inner lives are an escape from the boxes others put them into. The single mum, the student working in the pie factory, the newborn baby, the dying woman, the Kiwi alone in New York, and many others pass through these stories and in doing so let us enter their lives.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Fiction Collection
Fiction Collection LAI 1 Available T00533657
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'Imagine that you're a statistic,' says one of the characters in these quirky, haunting stories of people whose inner lives let them escape the boxes that others put them into. The single mum, the student working in the pie factory, the newborn baby, the dying woman, the Kiwi alone in New York and many others pass through these stories and in doing so let us enter their lives. Prize-winning writer Sarah Laing has written a superb collection of stories that are beautifully written, vividly rendered and which stimulate and surprise.

Afterbirth -- The wrong shoe -- Bird song -- Freezer burn -- Plum jar -- Notes on etiquette -- Stepping on cracks -- Perfect -- Stingray -- Sweden -- Double barrel -- Autoimmune -- Coming up roses -- Crossing Mt. Tongariro -- Pod -- Just married -- Falling -- That immortal sea -- Axminster.

"Imagine that you're a statistic'' says one of the characters in these quirky, haunting stories of people whose inner lives are an escape from the boxes others put them into. The single mum, the student working in the pie factory, the newborn baby, the dying woman, the Kiwi alone in New York, and many others pass through these stories and in doing so let us enter their lives.

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