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- DescriptionHeart Attack Watch is built around disasters large and small--those we kw eugh to fear but for which we can never prepare. The blackout. The car crash. The diagsis. In these moments of reckoning, Alyson Foster's characters grow achingly alive. There is Julia, the dreamy school-bus driver of The Theory of Clouds whose cohabitation with her partner, Danae, long unremarked-on in their factory town, becomes an issue when a group of environmental scientists arrive, galvanizing the community's hatred and suspicion. There is Nina, the scrappy, home-schooled girl in The Place of the Holy, who helps her mother care for the battered women who arrive at their door--and for whom the arrival of a new male helper is the greatest threat. Jane, the recent college dropout in the titular story, ponders the reaches of outer space and the limits of her own brain from atop a lifeguard chair during the eerie, early-morning hours at the swimming pool, trying to ward off the moment she might need to act. Alyson Foster is a writer of fierce lucidity, and Heart Attack Watch shows her at the peak of her craft.
- Author BiographyAlyson Foster is the author of the novel God is an Astronaut. Foster grew up in Michigan and earned her B.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, winning a Hopwood Award for her fiction. She received her M.F.A. from George Mason University, where she was a Completion Fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in publications including Glimmer Train, the Iowa Review, Ascent, and the Kenyon Review. She lives in Washington, D.C.
- Author(s)Alyson Foster
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication28/07/2016
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Weight353 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine18 mm
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