A Private State : Stories

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  • Author(s): Bacon, Charlotte
  • Publication Information:
    Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press. 1998
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BACON, C. A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998. ISBN 9781558491144. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 17 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bacon C. A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press; 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      Bacon, C. (1998). A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bacon, Charlotte. 1998. A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Bacon, C. (1998) A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 17 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bacon, C 1998, A Private State : Stories, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, viewed 17 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bacon, Charlotte. A Private State : Stories. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bacon, Charlotte. A Private State : Stories. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bacon C. A Private State : Stories [Internet]. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press; 1998 [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=13778&custid=s6224580

Reviews

PW Reviews 1997 September #5

A consistent, sure voice and recurring images (uncontrolled dogs, uncommunicative sisters, unhinged minds, unorthodox Thanksgivings) unite these 11 stories, which range more freely across geography than across thematic boundaries. Most are coming-of-age tales, with the exception of two of the most powerful, "Open Season" and the title story. In the former, reminiscent of Ellen Gilchrist's work, a 10-year-old girl and her family travel on Thanksgiving to the Maryland estate of "the Laird," as her unemployed father refers to his overbearing Scottish father-in-law. In the latter, a 14-year-old girl takes a private vow of silence when she moves to the "very private state" of Maine. A pregnant Bostonian goes whale-watching in the collection's best story, "Pacific." The whales' migration a and the directionlessness of the beached whales prove instructional for the unmarried woman and, by a kind of suggestion, for the single pregnant woman in "Monsoon," another entry here. The loops of meaning coil from story to story, creating a memorable whole that transcends the sum of its parts. (Nov.) FYI: Bacon won the 1996 Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction. "Live Free or Die," a story in this collection, won the 1996 Pirate's Alley/Faulkner Society Award for Best Short Story. Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews