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Author Breazeale, Liz, author.

Title Extinction events : stories / Liz Breazeale.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 121 pages)
Series Prairie schooner book prize in fiction
Prairie schooner book prize in fiction.
Summary In this collection of short stories, Liz Breazeale explores the connections between humans and the natural world by examining the processes and history of our planet. A myriad of extinction events large and small have ruptured the history of the earth, and so it is with the women of this book, who struggle to define themselves amid their own personal cataclysms and those igniting the world around them. They are a mother watching the islands of the world disappear one by one, a new bride using alien abduction to get closer to her estranged parent, a daughter searching for her mother among the lost cities of the world, a sister trying and failing to protect her mythical continent-obsessed brother. Here extinction events come in all sizes and shapes: as volcanic eruptions and devastating plagues and meteor impacts, as estrangements and betrayals and losses. Dark, angry, and apocalyptic, Extinction Events is a compendium of all the ways in which life can be annihilated.
Contents Un-discovered islands -- Four self-portraits of the mapmaker -- Survival in the plague years -- The Lemurians -- Extinction events proposed by my father -- The disaster preparedness guidebook -- How cities are lost -- Devil's tooth museum -- The supernova of Irvin Edwards -- Ashcake -- Experiencers.
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Subject Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Fiction.
Extinction (Biology) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
Other Form: Print version: Breazeale, Liz. Short stories. Selections. Extinction events. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2019 9781496215628 (DLC) 2019003681 (OCoLC)1089261241
ISBN 9781496218322 (electronic bk.)
1496218329 (electronic bk.)