Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/593398
Title:
Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions
Authors:
Blair, Peter; Chantler, Ashley ( 0000-0002-3671-5847 )
Abstract:
Sassy and incisive, tender yet scalpel-sharp, the ten short tales in Lined Up Like Scars cut to the quick of modern life, dissecting the dysfunctional dynamics of an American family with a tragic secret at its heart. Meg Tuite traces girlhood, young womanhood, and the jealous loyalties of sisterhood through a series of ‘magpie moments’ that are often darkly funny – featuring inedible meatloaf, sloughed skin, mysterious boy-bodies, insurgent underwear, speed-dating with attitude, the street-stomping antics of a wannabe band, and an unnerving collector of American Girl dolls. But the comic coping strategies of children (licking walls, ingesting gym socks, humping stuffed animals) have chronic counterparts in those of adults (alcoholism, prescription drugs). And in the final story, an ageing father reveals a truth that his daughters will forever conceal behind Facebook façades.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Tuite, Meg, Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions, ed. Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler (Chester: Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2015).
Publisher:
Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press
Publication Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/593398
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk/flash.fiction/press
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
Book by Meg Tuite, edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler. This book is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9780993182211
Appears in Collections:
English

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorChantler, Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-13T19:04:56Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-13T19:04:56Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.citationTuite, Meg, Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions, ed. Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler (Chester: Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2015).en
dc.identifier.isbn9780993182211en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/593398en
dc.descriptionBook by Meg Tuite, edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler. This book is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractSassy and incisive, tender yet scalpel-sharp, the ten short tales in Lined Up Like Scars cut to the quick of modern life, dissecting the dysfunctional dynamics of an American family with a tragic secret at its heart. Meg Tuite traces girlhood, young womanhood, and the jealous loyalties of sisterhood through a series of ‘magpie moments’ that are often darkly funny – featuring inedible meatloaf, sloughed skin, mysterious boy-bodies, insurgent underwear, speed-dating with attitude, the street-stomping antics of a wannabe band, and an unnerving collector of American Girl dolls. But the comic coping strategies of children (licking walls, ingesting gym socks, humping stuffed animals) have chronic counterparts in those of adults (alcoholism, prescription drugs). And in the final story, an ageing father reveals a truth that his daughters will forever conceal behind Facebook façades.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFlash: The International Short-Short Story Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uk/flash.fiction/pressen
dc.subjectflash fictionen
dc.titleLined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictionsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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