The Resource Accident, Dawn Garisch, (electronic resource)

Accident, Dawn Garisch, (electronic resource)

Label
Accident
Title
Accident
Statement of responsibility
Dawn Garisch
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Carol Trehorne's only child, Max, is in ICU with severe burns. Max, a performance artist, has set himself alight. He recovers but it becomes clear that he is planning further performances that will put him at risk of serious injury or death. Carol, a single parent and a GP in a busy suburban practice, is worried that her son is not the genius his friends think he is, but might be on drugs or going psychotic. As she discusses her concerns with her son's psychiatrist, she wonders if her past behavior, in particular her relationship with the adventurous and anti-social Jack, has influenced Max's determination to use his body as a site of violent art in the pursuit of revelation. Carol cannot accept that Max's self-harm will have any effect other than to add to the meaningless violence in the world. Accident raises questions about what kind of life is worth living and what death is worth dying. It explores the different responses artists and scientists can have to violence and self-destructive behavior, and throws into sharp relief the difficulties parents face when their children me decisions that appear incomprehensible
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Garisch, Dawn
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performance artists
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Mothers and sons
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Accident, Dawn Garisch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11960815
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11960815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11960815
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11960815
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Accident, Dawn Garisch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11960815
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11960815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11960815
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11960815
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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