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Dressing Up for the Carnival
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Audio Literature
Publication date January 1, 2001
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781574533521
ISBN-10 1574533525
Dimensions 1 by 4.75 by 7 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
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Original list price $25.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The theme of identity and guises run through this collection of 22 short stories by the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Stone Diaries and Larry's Party. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Carol Shields "has a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary," according to the New York Daily News, and she does it with consummate skill in Dressing Up for the Carnival. This playful yet tender collection distills her elegance, wisdom, and insouciant humor into 22 compact and delicious stories. Through them all runs a preoccupation with identity. In the title story a procession of characters try on new selves; in "Dressing Down" a YMCA director sheds his suited self in a nudist enclave. From the bittersweet sexuality of "Eros" to the wicked skewering of pompous academics in "The Next Big Kiss" to the odd whimsy of "Flatties," Shields treats listeners to a graceful exploration of human existence in its many guises.

Editions
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
With Sanjay Dhawan | from McGraw-Hill (December 1, 1993); titled "Fddi: Technology, Architecture, and Implementation"
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.
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.
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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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