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Wait till you see me dance: stories
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017].
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190 pages ; 21 cm
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Adult.
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"For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing startlingly askew, wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, NOON, and The Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day, but until now there has been no stand-alone collection of her short fiction. Wait Till You See Me Dance consists of several extraordinary longer stories as well as a selection of intoxicating very short stories. In the chilling 'The First Full Thought of Her Life,' a shooter gets in position while a young girl climbs a sand dune. In 'Voltaire Night,' students compete to tell a story about the worst thing that ever happened to them. In 'Stay Where You Are,' two oblivious travelers in Central America are kidnapped by a gunman they assume to be an insurgentbut the gunman has his own problems. An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth's unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own."--Amazon.com.

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"For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing startlingly askew, wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, NOON, and The Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day, but until now there has been no stand-alone collection of her short fiction. Wait Till You See Me Dance consists of several extraordinary longer stories as well as a selection of intoxicating very short stories. In the chilling 'The First Full Thought of Her Life,' a shooter gets in position while a young girl climbs a sand dune. In 'Voltaire Night,' students compete to tell a story about the worst thing that ever happened to them. In 'Stay Where You Are,' two oblivious travelers in Central America are kidnapped by a gunman they assume to be an insurgentbut the gunman has his own problems. An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth's unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own."--Amazon.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Unferth, D. O., & Volʹnova, A. (2017). Wait till you see me dance: stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Unferth, Deb Olin and Aurelii︠a︡ Volʹnova. 2017. Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Unferth, Deb Olin and Aurelii︠a︡ Volʹnova, Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Unferth, Deb Olin., and Aurelii︠a︡ Volʹnova. Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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