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Author Crotty, Marian, 1980- author

Title What counts as love / Marian Crotty
Published Iowa City : University Of Iowa Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (pages)
Series John Simmons Short Fiction Award
John Simmons short fiction award.
Contents Crazy for You -- The Fourth Fattest Girl at Cutting Horse Ranch -- Common Application with Supplement -- What Counts as Love -- A Real Marriage -- The Next Thing That Happens -- A New Life -- The House Always Wins -- Kindness
Summary "In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In "Crazy for You," two girls spy on a neighbor's sex life, while their own sexuality hovers in the distance. In "A Real Marriage," a college student marries a boyfriend to help him stay in the United States. In "The Fourth Fattest Girl at Cutting Horse Ranch," the daily life of a residential treatment center for eating disorders is disrupted by the arrival of a celebrity. The stories are set in Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Persian Gulf, and often touch on themes of addiction, class, sexuality, and gender. What Counts as Love is a poignant, often funny collection that asks us to take it and its characters seriously"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Short stories, American.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1609385179 (electronic bk.)
9781609385170 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Short stories. Selections