Godforsaken Idaho: stories

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description

Winner of the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut FictionShortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for WritingNamed Outstanding 2013 Collection by The Story PrizePushcart Prize Winner

In this stunning debut, Shawn Vestal transports us to the afterlife, the rugged Northwest, and the early days of Mormonism. From "The First Several Hundred Years Following My Death," an absurd, profound vision of a hellish heaven, to "Winter Elders," in which missionaries calmly and relentlessly pursue a man who has left the fold, these nine stories illuminate the articles of faith that make us human.

The concluding triptych tackles the legends and legacy of Mormonism head-on, culminating in "Diviner," a seriocomic portrait of the young Joseph Smith, back when he was not yet the founder of a religion but a man hired to find buried treasure. Godforsaken Idaho is an indelible collection by the writer you need to explore next.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780544027763
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6afd4a40-cb98-e2b6-945c-df9e4431d93d
Grouping Titlegodforsaken idaho
Grouping Authorvestal shawn
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-04 01:21:46AM
Last Indexed2020-01-20 04:19:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorVestal, Shawn.
author_displayVestal, Shawn
available_at_gunnisonldGunnison Public Library
detailed_location_gunnisonldGunnison Fiction
display_description
format_category_gunnisonldBooks
format_gunnisonldBook
id6afd4a40-cb98-e2b6-945c-df9e4431d93d
isbn9780544027763
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b3802262x.i76160257Gunnison FictionVestal1falsefalseOn Shelfgugfi
itype_gunnisonldJuvenile Biography
last_indexed2020-01-20T11:19:06.313Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_gunnisonldVestal
owning_library_gunnisonldGunnison Public Library
owning_location_gunnisonldGunnison Public Library
primary_isbn9780544027763
publishDate2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b3802262xBookBooksEnglishNew Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.209 pages ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_gunnisonld
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b3802262x.i76160257On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetFICTION / Religious
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction
Mormons -- Fiction
title_displayGodforsaken Idaho : stories
title_fullGodforsaken Idaho : stories / Shawn Vestal
title_shortGodforsaken Idaho
title_substories
topic_facetFICTION / Religious
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Mormons