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Nelson, Antonya

Overview
Works: 33 works in 120 publications in 4 languages and 7,676 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3564.E428, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Antonya Nelson
 
Most widely held works by Antonya Nelson
Living to tell : a novel by Antonya Nelson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mabie family of Wichita must deal with the changes in their lives brought on by the return of their son and brother, Winston
Bound : a novel by Antonya Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catherine and Oliver, young wife and older entrepreneurial husband, are negotiating their difference in age and a plethora of well-concealed secrets. Oliver, now in his sixties, is a serial adulterer and has just fallen giddily in love yet again. Catherine, seemingly placid and content, has ghosts of a past she scarcely remembers. When Catherine's long-forgotten high school friend dies and leaves Catherine the guardian of her teenage daughter, that past comes rushing back. As Oliver manages his new love, and Catherine her new charge and darker past, local news reports turn up the volume on a serial killer who has reappeared after years of quiet"--Publisher description
Female trouble : a collection of short stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen stories includes "Incognito," "Loose Cannon," and the title story about marriage, family, and female life
Nothing right : short stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works by a noted New Yorker fiction writer includes the National Magazine Award-nominated tale "Or Else," and features characters who struggle to keep themselves intact when their personal lives unravel
Nobody's girl : a novel by Antonya Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years Birdy Stone was a bored schoolteacher in New Mexico, living off pot and novels. One day a woman asks her help in writing a book about two unexplained deaths in her family. As Birdy turns sleuth, she starts living for the first time. By the author of Talking in Bed
Talking in bed by Antonya Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men meet in hospital where their fathers have died, one is a manual worker, the other a psychologist. The psychologist invites the other home, they have dinner with their wives and adultery follows. A study in characters, class and domestic crisis
Funny once : stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Chabon once said, "I scan the tables of contents of magazines, looking for Antonya Nelson's name, hoping that she has decided to bless us again." And now she has blessed us again, with a bounty of the stories for which she is so beloved. Her stories are clear-eyed, hard-edged, beautifully formed. In the title story, "Funny Once," a couple held together by bad behavior fall into a lie with their more responsible friends. In "The Village," a woman visits her father at a nursing home, recalling his equanimity at her teenage misdeeds and gaining a new understanding of his own past indiscretions. In another, when a troubled girl in the neighborhood goes missing, a mother worries increasingly about her teenage son's relationship with a bad-news girlfriend. In the novella "Three Wishes," siblings muddle through in the aftermath of their elder brother's too-early departure from the world. The landscape of this book is the wide open spaces of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Throughout, there is the pervasive desire to drink to forget, to have sex with the wrong people, to hit the road and figure out later where to stop for the night. These characters are aging, regretting actions both taken and not, inhabiting their extended adolescences as best they can. And in Funny Once, their flawed humanity is made beautiful, perfectly observed by one of America's best short story writers"--
Some fun : stories and a novella by Antonya Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most award-winning, critically acclaimed story writers working today, Antonya Nelson has a list of accolades that is astonishing for any writer, but especially for one as young as she. With her newest collection, Nelson once again proves herself worthy of her stellar reputation, delivering seven taut, striking stories and a brilliant novella, all exploring the tensions of troubled family relations. Nelson is an extraordinary chronicler of the fraught relationships between parents and children and husbands and wives. With her particular understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of wild adolescence, as well as the complicated, persistent love that often lies dormant beneath the drama of rebellion, she illuminates the hidden corners of her characters' lives. The shy, shoplifting sixteen-year-old protagonist in the title novella is trying to understand how to become an adult while going through a year of family disaster. We watch as she dabbles in the same adult behaviors that so repulse her about her parents (binge drinking, sex) while maintaining so much of her adolescent insecurity and confusion. "Dick" is a moving story about a mother who, having lost her daughter to the vicissitudes of adolescence, has a compulsion to protect her innocent, preadolescent son from the aggressive and encroaching post-9/11 adult world. The homeless teen at the heart of "Eminent Domain" is a pampered Houston rich girl who has, for her own reasons, taken to the streets. Radiating an emotional intensity that unifies the entire collection, each of Nelson's stories both captivates and unnerves. As her characters run the gauntlet of often bewildering family tensions and trauma, she alternates hope and despair, resentment and love, in perfectly recognizable proportions. Weaving wonderful observation with quick wit and striking insight, Some Fun is a timely and provocative inventory of the state of family in America -- and proof of why Nelson is one of the most important writers at work today
The expendables : stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dozen stories deal primarily with marriages--whether just beginning, in progress, influx, or ending--including "Substitute," "Cold Places," "Affair Lite," and more
In the land of men : stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family terrorists : a novella and seven stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories and a novella. In the novella, the Links decide to re-marry after a six-year divorce and invite their four grown children to the wedding. The reunion provides an occasion for a study of the emotional blackmail children engage in
Bound : a novel by Antonya Nelson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine and Oliver, young wife and older entrepreneurial husband, are negotiating their difference in age and a plethora of well-concealed secrets. Oliver, now in his sixties, is a serial adulterer and has just fallen giddily in love yet again. Catherine, seemingly placid and content, has ghosts of a past she scarcely remembers. When Catherine's long-forgotten high school friend dies and leaves Catherine the guardian of her teenage daughter, that past comes rushing back
American fiction. the best unpublished short stories by emerging writers( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing right : a collection of stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories are sure to delight longtime fans and readers lucky enough to be just discovering Antonya Nelson."--Jacket
Gu du pi by Antonya Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fotograf bleibt bis zum Schluss Stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize stories 1992 : the O. Henry awards( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning stories from magazines and journals published during the previous year
Family terrorists : seven stories and a novella by Antonya Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dazzling novella that gives this collection its title, a fractured family gathers for an odd reunion. Six years after their divorce and forty years after their first wedding, the parents of the four grown Link children are remarrying
Female trouble : stories by Antonya Nelson( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Nelson's prose is precise and energetic, and her insights delight because they manage to be at once surprising and so right as to seem inevitable."--The New York Times Book Review Antonya Nelson is widely regarded as one of America's most talented women writers -- The New Yorker has named her one of the twenty best writers of her generation -- and with Female Trouble she returns to the short-story form with which she made her original literary mark. Thirteen wise, funny, and startlingly perceptive stories about the vagaries of marriage, the uncertainties of family, and the revelations of female life, Female Trouble looks at the relationships not just between men and women but also between parents and children, brothers and sisters. Probing the subjects of love, fidelity, desire, dependence, and solitude, Nelson explores the broad notion of family from myriad angles, but always with surprising insight and her trademark offbeat humor. The title story features a thirty-year-old man carrying on intimate relationships with three different women -- one institutionalized, one pregnant, one purely maternal -- but unable to commit to any of them. "Incognito" depicts a divorced woman whose turbulent teen years are suddenly brought back to her when she returns to her hometown with her own teenage daughter. In "The Unified Front," a husband reckons with his wife's decision to steal a baby while at a famous theme park, and in "Stitches," a disturbing late-night phone call forces a mother to confront her college-age daughter's sexuality and her own adulterous past. Set in the vividly rendered Southwest and Midwest, these moving stories are dark and honest portraits of people in moral quandaries, gray areas, unclear circumstances -- stories that reveal us to ourselves with disturbing clarity. As always, Nelson astounds with the clean, terse power of her language, and she deftly uses humor to expose the soft underbellies of her tough-talking, unblinking characters. These are stories that will linger in the reader's mind long after they are read
Antonya Nelson: A Reading February 22, 1996, in the Modern Languages Auditorium by Antonya Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bound : a novel
Alternative Names
Antonya Nelson Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Антония Нельсон Американская писательница

آنتونیا نلسون نویسنده آمریکایی

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Bound : a novelFemale trouble : a collection of short storiesNothing right : short storiesNobody's girl : a novelTalking in bedSome fun : stories and a novellaThe expendables : storiesIn the land of men : stories