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Dressing Up for the Carnival
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chivers
Publication date June 1, 2000
Pages 285
Binding Paperback
Edition Largeprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780754042723
ISBN-10 0754042723
Original list price $22.01
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A bestselling collection of short stories from the author of The Stone Diaries (winner of the Pulitzer prize) and Larry's Party (winner of the Orange prize). All over town people are putting on their costumes; X slips into his wife's lace-trimmed night gown and waltzes around his bedroom; Tamara is no longer the dull clerk receptionist when she wears that yellow skirt, she evolves into a stunning creature exuding passion and vitality. In 'Weather' a couple's life is thrown into utter chaos when The National Association of Metereorologists go on strike - what will they wear? What will they eat? In 'Soup du Jour' a young boy contemplates life, the cracks in the pavement and his mother's soup-making. Each story encapsulates the human spirit, its diversities, complexities and absurdities. Shields observes with compassion the carnival that goes on in each of our lives and the realities that we create for ourselves. Carol Shields' second collection of short stories celebrates the extraordinary details that are found in ordinary, everyday lives.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670889211 Book cover for 9780679310211 Book cover for 9780786227921
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 1, 2000)
9780786227921 | details & prices | 285 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories.
Largeprint edition from Chivers (June 1, 2000)
9780754042716 | details & prices | 285 pages | List price $55.01
About: The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories.
Canadian edition from Random House Inc (June 1, 2000)
9780679310211 | details & prices | List price $55.01
About: A bestselling collection of short stories from the author of The Stone Diaries (winner of the Pulitzer prize) and Larry's Party (winner of the Orange prize).
from Viking Pr (April 1, 2000)
9780670889211 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780141001913 Book cover for 9780754042723
 
Reissue edition from Penguin USA (May 1, 2001)
9780141001913 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories.
The price comparison is for this edition
Largeprint edition from Chivers (June 1, 2000)
9780754042723 | details & prices | 285 pages | List price $22.01
About: The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of twenty-two short stories.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780864923547 Book cover for 9781574533521
 
With William Samples, Patricia Drake, Camyar Chai, Donna White, Bridgette O\'Sullivan | from Btc Audio Books (April 1, 2002)
9780864923547 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Dressing Up for the Carnival cruises through a diverse set of players at different stages of life, most of whom — like the interconnected cast of characters in the title story — fortify themselves in symbolic ways to tackle the business of life.
Unabridged edition from Audio Literature (January 1, 2001)
9781574533521 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The theme of identity and guises runs through this collection of twenty-two short stories.

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