A Catalogue of Everything in the World

A Catalogue of Everything in the World

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A Catalogue of Everything in the World, winner of the 2008 St. Lawrence Book Award, is an allegory of identity: charactersa€™ entwined experiences share an undercurrent of uncertainty, of self-exploration; a sentiment that Renfro adeptly mirrors with the geographical particularities of Nebraska, a place at once undefined and yet subtly representative of the worlda€™s infinite catalogued people and circumstances. Ita€™s this dichotomy of life and understandinga€”an elderly widow grappling with time; a young woman trying to tame a confusing, inchoate love; a displaced Californian searching for belonginga€”that Renfro weaves so beautifully throughout these stories, each more incisive and imaginative than the last.ahead of schedule, so he sits at 22nd and Smith, five blocks from his house. ... ( 198082), Payroll Clerk at StateCollege (19821983), Groundskeeper at Grove Cemetery (19831987), Proprietor of Weiss Landscaping (19871991), Bus Driver for the Transit Authority (1991 2006). ... Ted drives home in his 1996 Toyota Camry.

Title:A Catalogue of Everything in the World
Author:Yelizaveta Renfro
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-06-01


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