Here's your hat what's your hurry Stories

Elizabeth McCracken

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Published
New York : Turtle Bay Books c1993.
Language
English
Item Description
Published in paperback by HarperPerennial in 2001.
Physical Description
210 p.
ISBN
9780380730797
0679400265
Main Author
Elizabeth McCracken (-)
  • It's bad luck to die
  • Some have entertained angels, unaware
  • Here's your hat what's your hurry
  • The bar of our recent unhappiness
  • Mercedes Kane
  • What we know about the lost Aztec children
  • Secretary of state
  • The goings-on of the world.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Stories follow characters including a wife who becomes the canvas for her husband's tattoo art and a couple that receives a visit fron an aunt they cannot locate on the family tree

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Stories from the author of The Giant's House follow a wife who becomes the canvas for her husband's tattoo art and a couple that receives a visit from an aunt they cannot locate on the family tree. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCracken's stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman can't be traced on the family tree. In "What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children," the "normal" middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mother's pain. In "It's Bad Luck to Die," a young woman discovers that her husband's loving creations--he's a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.Elizabeth McCrackens first novel, THE GIANTS HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCrackens stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman cant be traced on the family tree. In What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children, the normal middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mothers pain. In Its Bad Luck to Die, a young woman discovers that her husbands loving creations--hes a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here;s Your Hat Whats Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.