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Vernon, Olympia

Overview
Works: 4 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,635 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3622.E75, 813.6
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Publications about Olympia Vernon
Publications by Olympia Vernon
Most widely held works by Olympia Vernon
Eden by Olympia Vernon( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
"When fourteen-year-old Maddy Dangerfield draws a naked woman on the pages of Genesis in fire-engine red lipstick during Sunday school, the rural black community of Pyke County, Mississippi, is scandalized."--Jacket
A killing in this town by Olympia Vernon( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
A searing novel about a small Mississippi town trapped in a cycle of racism and violence, and the two boys who heroically defy tradition and seek an end to the injustice
New Orleans noir by Julie Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
"Julie Smith and cohorts divulge the dark secrets of a city traumatized long before the storm. New Orleans is a Third World country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up -- if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and especially, the heartless con artist -- but in post-Katrina times it struggles against ... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river,' it's still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as 'pre-K,' to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. Brand new stories by: Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O'Brien." -- Back cover
Logic by Olympia Vernon( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
As a child Logic Harris survived a fall from a tree-an accident that precipitated her transformation into a young girl lost in her own world. Logic's mother has secretly wished that Logic had not survived, and she now ignores the increasingly apparent evidence of the aberrant attention Logic's father bestows upon his daughter in her adolescence. As her mother retreats into her work as a neighborhood midwife and Logic's father collapses into paranoia, Logic is left to navigate alone what she scarcely understands. In inspired prose, stunning in its imaginative authority, Logic is a chilling allegory about the dangers of silence and a searing portrait of a girl lost in shame and fear, and a family and community too scarred by their own wounds to save her
 
Alternative Names
Olympia Vernon American writer
Languages
English (21)
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