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Mid-air : two novellas / Victoria Shorr.

Shorr, Victoria, (author.). Shorr, Victoria. Great Uncle Edward. (Added Author). Shorr, Victoria. Cleveland Auto Wrecking. (Added Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0393882101
  • ISBN: 9780393882100
  • ISBN: 9780393882100
  • ISBN: 0393882101
  • Physical Description: 179 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Great Uncle Edward -- Cleveland Auto Wrecking.
Summary, etc.:
"Fate explored in the fall and rise of two twentieth-century American families. Victoria Shorr's remarkable gift for depicting the inner lives of complex characters shines in two powerful explorations of family, ambition, class, and status. In "Great Uncle Edward," a family gathers for dinner. At 93, Great Uncle Edward commands the table in his three-piece suit; Cousin Russell attended both Harvard and Yale but is now reduced to selling off the family books; sisters Betty and Molly are caught between ghosts of a storied past and creeping destitution. These lives are signposts along the downward spiral of an old aristocracy. "Cleveland Auto Wrecking" introduces Sam White, an immigrant from somewhere in eastern Europe. He cannot read, but has a gift for math and an instinct for the value of junk. We follow his clan through the Depression to the postwar boom in the West, where their fortunes soar, creating new tests of loyalty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Ambition > Fiction.
Genre: Novellas.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Tolland Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Tolland Public Library F SHO (Text) 34051151055186 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/05/2022

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