The Expense of a View

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The stories in The Expense of a View explore the psyches of characters under extreme duress. In the title story, a woman who has moved across the country in an attempt to leave her past behind dumps an empty suitcase into the Columbia River over and over again. In another story, a woman who wakes up mornings only to discover she's been shooting heroin in a night trance, meets her doppelganger on a rainy Oregon beach. Most of the characters are displaced and disturbed; they suffer from dissociative disorders, denial, and delusions. The settings—Florida, eastern Washington, Seattle, and the Oregon ... continued below

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ix, 171 p. : col. ill.

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Buckingham, Polly November 2016.

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The stories in The Expense of a View explore the psyches of characters under extreme duress. In the title story, a woman who has moved across the country in an attempt to leave her past behind dumps an empty suitcase into the Columbia River over and over again. In another story, a woman who wakes up mornings only to discover she's been shooting heroin in a night trance, meets her doppelganger on a rainy Oregon beach. Most of the characters are displaced and disturbed; they suffer from dissociative disorders, denial, and delusions. The settings—Florida, eastern Washington, Seattle, and the Oregon coast—mirror their lunacies. While refusing to look at what’s right in front of themselves might destroy them, it’s equally likely to be just what they need.The contents include: Honey -- Night train -- Void of course -- The expense of a view -- Three of swords -- Thinking about Carson -- Compliance -- My old man -- My doppelganger's arms -- Festival -- How to make an island -- Blue plastic shades -- The grandmother's vision -- The island of cats.

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ix, 171 p. : col. ill.

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2016 Winner, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.

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  • OCLC: 951227244 | External Link
  • ISBN: 978157441647
  • ISBN: 1574416472
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2009053624
  • Call Number: PS3602.U2624 A6 2016
  • UNT Catalog No.: b5762649 | External Link
  • URL: https://untpress.unt.edu/catalog/3719 External Link
  • Series Number: 8
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc947569

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Buckingham, Polly. The Expense of a View, book, November 2016; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc947569/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.