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Shut up, you're pretty : stories / Téa Mutonji.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC MUTO (Text) 30886001064852 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 2019-06-03

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781551527550
  • ISBN: 1551527553
  • Physical Description: 135 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada : VS. Books, an imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Tits for cigs -- Parchment paper -- The event -- Down the lakeshore -- If not happiness -- This is only temporary -- Phyllis Green -- Ten-year reunion -- Theresa is getting married -- The boy from my youth -- The common room -- Men, tricks, and money -- The waitress -- Shut up you're pretty -- Women talking -- Old-fashioneds -- Sober party -- Tilapia fish.
Summary, etc.:
In Tea Mutonji's debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic.These punchy, sharply observed stories blur the lines between longing and choosing, exploring the narrator's experience as an involuntary one. Tinged with pathos and humour, they interrogate the moments in which femininity, womanness, and identity are not only questioned but also imposed.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Femininity > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Canadian fiction.

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