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The Resource Academy street, Mary Costello

Academy street, Mary Costello

Label
Academy street
Title
Academy street
Statement of responsibility
Mary Costello
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A vibrant, intimate, hypnotic portrait of one woman's life, from an important new writer. Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely--a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street is Mary Costello's luminous portrait of a whole life. It follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile. The novel has a hypnotic pull and a steadily mounting emotional force. It speaks of disappointments but also of great joy. It shows how the signal events of the last half century affect the course of a life lived in New York City. Anne Enright has said that Costello's first collection of stories, The China Factory, "has the feel of work that refused to be abandoned; of stories that were written for the sake of getting something important right. Her writing has the kind of urgency that the great problems demand" (The Guardian). Academy Street is driven by this same urgency. In sentence after sentence it captures the rhythm and intensity of inner life"--
Summary
"A vibrant, intimate, hypnotic portrait of one woman's life, from an important new writer."--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392470
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Academy street, Mary Costello
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313153
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780374100520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014023448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313153
Label
Academy street, Mary Costello
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313153
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780374100520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014023448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313153

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