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Touchy subjects [short stories] (Record no. 55884)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781844083015
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Donoghue, Emma.
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Touchy subjects [short stories]
Statement of responsibility, etc Emma Donoghue.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Great Britain :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Virago,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2007.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 288 p. ;22 cm.
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note From the acclaimed novelist an electrifying collection of stories exploring taboos and secrets. How do you make conversation with a sperm donor? How do you say someone's novel is drivel? Would you give a screaming baby brandy? In what words would you tell your girlfriend to pluck a hair on her chin? TOUCHY SUBJECTS is about things that make people wince: taboos, controversies, secrets and lies. Some of the events that characters crash into are grand, tragic ones: miscarriage, overdose, missing persons, a mother who deserts her children. Other topics, like religion and money, are not inherently taboo, but they can cause acute discomfort because people disagree so vehemently. Many of these stories are about the spectrum of constrained, convoluted feeling that runs from awkwardness through embarrassment to shame.
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Babies; Domesticity; Strangers; Desire; Death
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