Bobcat and Other Stories

Bobcat and Other Stories

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Rebecca Lee, one of our most gifted and original short story writers, guides readers into a range of landscapes, both foreign and domestic, crafting stories as rich as novels. A student plagiarizes a paper and holds fast to her alibi until she finds herself complicit in the resurrection of one professor's shadowy past. A dinner party becomes the occasion for the dissolution of more than one marriage. A woman is hired to find a wife for the one true soulmate she's ever found. In all, Rebecca Lee traverses the terrain of infidelity, obligation, sacrifice, jealousy, and yet finally, optimism. Showing people at their most vulnerable, Lee creates characters so wonderfully flawed, so driven by their desire, so compelled to make sense of their human condition, that it's impossible not to feel for them when their fragile belief in romantic love, domestic bliss, or academic seclusion fails to provide them with the sort of force field they'd expected.

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A richly detailed collection of stories by the author of The City Is a Rising Tide includes the tales of a plagiarizing student who is entangled in her professor's shadowy past, a dinner party that marks the end of multiple marriages and a matchmaker who is hired to find a partner for her soulmate. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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A collection of stories includes the tales of a student who is entangled in her professor's shadowy past, a dinner party that marks the end of multiple marriages, and a matchmaker who is hired to find a partner for her soulmate.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616201739
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEE
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Bobcat and other stories


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Feb 19, 2018

"Bobcat and other stories" by Rebecca Lee is a collection of stories that I found to be somewhat disappointing. The title story "Bobcat" takes place during a dinner party. A story about an encounter with a bobcat unfolds during dinner. By the end of the evening, the bobcat's reality is doubted just as much as the happy marriages of the guests is doubted. An epilogue to the story set several months later recounts the break up of some of those couples. Nothing really original here.

ChristchurchLib May 17, 2015

"This richly detailed collection of stories ranges all over the world, from Manhattan to Nepal just in the title story alone. Each told from a first-person perspective, the stories ruminate on love and infidelity, apathy and pride; though they're set mainly in colleges and universities, their appeal won't be limited only to those who inhabit such worlds. Providing humour even in the darkest situations, this collection contains "gorgeously crafted, scintillating stories [that] are imaginative and incisive, funny and profound" (Booklist)." Fiction A to Z May 2015 newsletter

Apr 22, 2015

Good stories.


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