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The Resource At-risk : stories, by Amina Gautier

At-risk : stories, by Amina Gautier

Label
At-risk : stories
Title
At-risk
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Amina Gautier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Amina Gautier's Brooklyn, some kids make it and some kids don't, but no in simple ways or for stereotypical reasons. Gautier's stories explore the lives of young African Americans who might all be classified as "at-risk", yet who encounter different opportunities and dangers in their particular neighborhoods and schools and who see life through the lens of different family experiences. Gautier's focus is on quiet daily moments, even in extraordinary lives; her characters do not stand as emblems of a subculture but live and breathe as people. In "The Ease of Living", the young teen Jason is sent down south to spend the summer with his grandfather after witnessing the double murder of his two best friends, and he is not happy about it. A season of sneaking into as many movies as possible on one ticket or dunking girls at the pool promises to turn into a summer of shower chairs and the smell of Ben-Gay in the unimaginably backwoods town of Tallahassee. In "Pan is Dead", two half-siblings watch as the heroin-addicted father of the older one works his way back into their mother's life; in "Dance for Me", a girl on scholarship at a posh Manhattan school teaches white girls to dance in the bathroom in order to be invited to a party. As teenagers in complicated circumstances, each of Gautier's characters is pushed in many directions. To succeed may entail unforgivable compromises, and to follow their desires may lead to catastrophe. Yet within these stories they exist and can be seen as they are, in the moment of choosing--provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
FVC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gautier, Amina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A976
LC item number
A93 2012
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American teenagers
  • African American teenagers
Label
At-risk : stories, by Amina Gautier
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Held
  • Yearn
  • The ease of living
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pan is dead
  • Push
  • Boogiemen
  • Dance for me
  • Girl of wisdom
  • Some other kind of happiness
Control code
843112558
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9780820338880
Lccn
2011010454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843112558
Label
At-risk : stories, by Amina Gautier
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Held
  • Yearn
  • The ease of living
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pan is dead
  • Push
  • Boogiemen
  • Dance for me
  • Girl of wisdom
  • Some other kind of happiness
Control code
843112558
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9780820338880
Lccn
2011010454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843112558

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