Mother Box and Other Tales

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  • Author(s): Blackman, Sarah
  • Publication Information:
    Tuscaloosa : Fiction Collective 2. 2013
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The eleven stories and one novella of Mother Box, and Other Tales bring together everyday reality and something that is dramatically not in compelling narratives of new possibilities. In language that is both barb and bauble, bitter and unbearably sweet, Sarah Blackman spins the threads of stories where everything is probable and nothing is constant. The stories in Mother Box, and Other Tales occur in an in-between world of outlandish possibility that has become irrefutable reality: a woman gives birth to seven babies and realizes at one of their weddings that they were foxes all along; a girl with irritating social quirks has been raised literally by cardboard boxes; a young woman throws a dinner party only to have her elaborate dessert upstaged by one of the guests who, as it turns out, is the moon. Love between mothers and children is a puzzling thrum that sounds at the very edge of hearing; a muted pulse that, nevertheless, beats and beats and beats. In these tales, the prosaic details of everyday life—a half-eaten sandwich, an unopened pack of letters on a table—take on fevered significance as the characters blunder into revelations that occlude even as they unfold.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781573661744. 9781573668422.
    • Accession Number:
      865096060
    • Accession Number:
      645316
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BLACKMAN, S. Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Blackman S. Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2; 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Blackman, S. (2013). Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Blackman, Sarah. 2013. Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Blackman, S. (2013) Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 16 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Blackman, S 2013, Mother Box and Other Tales, Fiction Collective 2, Tuscaloosa, viewed 16 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Blackman, Sarah. Mother Box and Other Tales. Fiction Collective 2, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Blackman, Sarah. Mother Box and Other Tales. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Blackman S. Mother Box and Other Tales [Internet]. Tuscaloosa: Fiction Collective 2; 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=645316&custid=s8280428