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Virgin : and other stories / April Ayers Lawson.

Virgin : and other stories

Lawson, April Ayers, 1979- author. (Author).
Lawson, April Ayers, 1979- Three friends in a hammock. (Added Author).
Lawson, April Ayers, 1979- Way you must play always. (Added Author).
Lawson, April Ayers, 1979- Negative effects of homeschooling. (Added Author).
Lawson, April Ayers, 1979- Vulnerability. (Added Author).

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  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction Lawson (Text) 31307022650693 Fiction Available -
West Leonard Fiction Lawson (Text) 31307022650701 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780865478695
  • ISBN: 0865478694
  • Physical Description: 179 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Virgin -- Three friends in a hammock -- The way you must play always -- The negative effects of homeschooling -- Vulnerability.
Summary, etc.:
"A confident and mesmerizing fiction debut, from the winner of the Plimpton PrizeSet in the South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson's stories evoke the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings. In "The Negative Effects of Homeschooling," Conner, sixteen, accompanies his grieving mother to the funeral of her best friend, Charlene, a woman who was once a man. In "The Way You Must Play Always," Gretchen, who looks young even for thirteen, heads into her weekly piano lesson in nervous anticipation of her next illicit meeting with her teacher's brother, Wesley. Thin and sickly, wasting from a brain tumor, Wesley spends his days watching pornography and smoking pot, and yet Gretchen can only interpret his advances as the first budding of love. And in the title story, Jake grapples with the growing chasm between him and his wife, Leah, who was still a virgin when they wed. At a cocktail party thrown by a wealthy donor to his hospital, he ponders the intertwining imperatives of marriage--sex and love, violation and trust, spirituality and desire--even as he finds himself succumbing to the temptations of his host. Self-assured and sensual, Virgin and Other Stories is the first work of a young writer of unusual mastery"-- Provided by publisher.
"Plimpton Prize winner April Ayers Lawson's debut collection, Virgin and Other Stories, set in the South at the crossroads of a world both secular and devoutly Christian, evoking the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Southern States > Fiction.
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