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Author Hollmeyer, Jenn, 1977- author

Title Orders of protection by Jenn Hollmeyer
Published Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2019]
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Series Number 18, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction series ; no. 18
Contents Orders of Protection -- A Thousand Needle Stings -- Another Round -- A Electric -- Step Off at Ten -- Intensify the Feeling -- An Hour You Don't Expect -- The Ice River History Museum, -- Formerly Saint Catherine's Convent -- Ozone -- What If You're Wrong -- The Family Room -- How Far Gone
Summary In abuse situations, people can go to court for orders of protection. But in these twelve stories, people also seek protection from various demons in unusual ways -- by impersonating famous musicians, cooking pet chickens, marching in parades, shooting at coyotes, calling lost dogs, and more. The characters don't always find their way to safety or even survival, but somehow optimism prevails anyway. Set in Illinois, these subtly linked stories explore circumstances and emotions through details that stay with you far beyond the last page. ""Orders of Protection floored me. The range of style, v
Subject Alienation of affections -- Fiction
Children -- Death -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Genre/Form Short stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1574417851
Other Titles Short stories. Selections