We now offer Curbside Plus Services. Bookdrops remain open but buildings are closed. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Get in Trouble: Stories

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
Description
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" (Michael Chabon) and "a national treasure" (Neil Gaiman). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BookPage * BuzzFeed * Chicago Tribune * Kirkus Reviews * NPR * San Francisco Chronicle * Slate * Time * Toronto Star * The Washington Post She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection--her first for adult readers in a decade--proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty--and the hidden strengths--of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble "Ridiculously brilliant . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void." -- The Boston Globe "When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny." --San Francisco Chronicle
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780804179713
9780553399561
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID14d46094-8aa8-ae91-57ec-fb30314abc9c
Grouping Titleget in trouble
Grouping Authorkelly link
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-27 04:45:20AM
Last Indexed2020-09-27 05:11:16AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorKelly Link
author_displayKelly Link
available_at_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionFINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" (Michael Chabon) and "a national treasure" (Neil Gaiman).
    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
    BookPageBuzzFeedChicago TribuneKirkus Reviews • NPR • San Francisco ChronicleSlateTimeToronto StarThe Washington Post
    She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have.

    Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll.
    Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do.
    Praise for Get in Trouble
    "Ridiculously brilliant . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void."The Boston Globe
    "When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny."—San Francisco Chronicle
  • format_aacpleAudiobook
    eBook
    format_category_aacplAudio Books
    eBook
    id14d46094-8aa8-ae91-57ec-fb30314abc9c
    isbn9780553399561
    9780804179713
    item_details
    Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
    overdrive:032b2b70-c83f-406c-8e68-9e4a8b25312b1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
    overdrive:032b2b70-c83f-406c-8e68-9e4a8b25312b-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
    overdrive:51b6c5ec-8bea-4c6a-b247-03ce662a3cab1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
    overdrive:51b6c5ec-8bea-4c6a-b247-03ce662a3cab-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books5falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
    last_indexed2020-09-27T09:11:16.491Z
    lexile_score-1
    literary_formFiction
    literary_form_fullFiction
    Short Stories
    local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
    owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
    owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
    primary_isbn9780804179713
    publishDate2015
    record_details
    Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
    overdrive:032b2b70-c83f-406c-8e68-9e4a8b25312beBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2015
    overdrive:51b6c5ec-8bea-4c6a-b247-03ce662a3cabeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2015
    recordtypegrouped_work
    scoping_details_aacpl
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    overdrive:032b2b70-c83f-406c-8e68-9e4a8b25312b1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
    overdrive:032b2b70-c83f-406c-8e68-9e4a8b25312b-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
    overdrive:51b6c5ec-8bea-4c6a-b247-03ce662a3cab1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
    overdrive:51b6c5ec-8bea-4c6a-b247-03ce662a3cab-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
    title_displayGet in Trouble Stories
    title_fullGet In Trouble Stories
    Get in Trouble Stories
    title_shortGet in Trouble
    title_subStories
    topic_facetFantasy
    Fiction
    Literature
    Short Stories