We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The babysitter at rest

Book Cover
Average Rating
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [2016].
Physical Desc:
163 pages ; 18 cm
FICTION George, J.
“I'm so happy this collection exists. I feel drunk with love for these stories. They're so funny and weird and true.” —Sheila Heti
Five stories―several as long as novellas―introduce the world to Jen George, a writer whose furiously imaginative new voice calls to mind Donald Barthelme and Leonora Carrington no less than Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus. In “Guidance/The Party,” an ethereal alcoholic “Guide” in robes and flowing hair appears to help a thirty-three-year-old woman prepare a party for her belated adulthood; “Take Care of Me Forever” tragically lambasts the medical profession as a ship of fools afloat in loneliness and narcissism; “Instruction” chronicles a season in an unconventional art school called The Warehouse, where students divide their time between orgies, art critiques, and burying dead racehorses. Combining slapstick, surrealism, erotica, and social criticism, Jen George's sprawling creative energy belies the secret precision and unexpected tenderness of everything she writes.
Also in This Series
Call Number
FICTION George, J.
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
First edition.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

George, J. (2016). The babysitter at rest. First edition. [United States], [publisher not identified].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

George, Jen. 2016. The Babysitter At Rest. [United States], [publisher not identified].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George, Jen, The Babysitter At Rest. [United States], [publisher not identified], 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

George, Jen. The Babysitter At Rest. First edition. [United States], [publisher not identified], 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeSep 14, 2023 10:18:26 PM
Last File Modification TimeSep 14, 2023 10:18:37 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeSep 27, 2023 02:08:33 AM

MARC Record

LEADER00837nam 2200277 i 4500
008160913s2016    xxu           000 1 eng d
020 |a 9780997366624
040 |a IMmBT|b eng|c IMmBT|e rda
049 |a JRSA
050 4|a PS3607.E57445|b B33 2016
08204|a 813/.6|2 23
1001 |a George, Jen,|e author.
24514|a The babysitter at rest /|c Jen George.
250 |a First edition.
264 1|a [United States] :|b [publisher not identified],|c [2016]
300 |a 163 pages ;|c 18 cm
336 |a text|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier
650 0|a Women|v Fiction.
907 |a .b24378227
932 |a FICTION George, J.
945 |y .i74754439|i 33029102008117|l cenag|s -|k |u 5|x 0|w 0|v 2|t 0|z 10-10-16|o -
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a cen