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Dressing Up for the Carnival
Dressing Up for the Carnival
Author: Carol Shields
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ISBN-13: 9780141001913
ISBN-10: 0141001917
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 210
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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An irresistable collection of short stories full of contrasts and surprises that revel in the ordinary with a few side trips toward the sublime.
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In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor into twenty-two irresistible stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike; to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a room in a Parisian hotel on the verge of ruin is the catalyst for passion; to the brave confidence of "A Scarf" -- new for this collection -- which chronicles the realities of a fledging author's book tour. Playful, graceful, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, these stories are Carol Shields at her most accomplished and appealing.
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A collection of brilliant stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Stone Diaries."