Blank pages : and other stories

Title Blank pages : and other stories
Names MacLaverty, Bernard.
Book Number BR025168
Title Status In Process
Medium Braille
Annotation "Tinged with melancholy but rooted in resiliency, the exquisite stories of Bernard MacLaverty's Blank Pages display the perseverance of the human spirit. In "A Love Picture," a middle-aged woman, already no stranger to loss, consults a World War II newsreel to determine the fate of her son. "Blackthorns" tells of a poor, out-of-work Catholic man who falls gravely ill in the sectarian Northern Ireland of 1942 but is brought back from the brink by an unlikely savior. The harrowing but transcendent "The End of Days" imagines life in another pandemic as artist Egon Schiele and his wife, both stricken with the Spanish flu, spend their final days together. And in the poignant title story, an elderly writer takes stock of what remains after losing his life partner. Blank Pages elegantly probes MacLaverty's signature themes-domestic love, Catholicism, the Troubles, aging-with compassion and insight. A consummately gifted storyteller, MacLaverty uncovers the turbulent undertones of seemingly ordinary human interactions and explores endings of all kinds with tenderness, affection, and wry humor. Acclaimed for his extraordinary emotional range and "telescopic observational powers" (Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal), MacLaverty captures the joys and sorrows of everyday existence in crystalline, precise prose. Each resonant story in Blank Pages reminds us again why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers." -- Provided by publisher. -- Strong language.
Local Subject Unified English Braille Code - UEBX
Contracted braille - CB
Historical Fiction - HIF
Short Stories - SST
English fiction - 823
English & Old English literature - 820
Audience Notes Contains strong language.
Unified English Braille code (contracted braille)
LC Subject Interpersonal relations - Fiction
Short stories, Irish - 21st century
Historical fiction
Braille books
Domestic fiction
Short stories
Call Number 823.914 AFI
Language English
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 9999
Original Publication Transcription of: First American edition. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2022. 9780393881608
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