The Resource Act of god, Jill Ciment

Act of god, Jill Ciment

Label
Act of god
Title
Act of god
Statement of responsibility
Jill Ciment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
t's the summer of 2015, Brooklyn. The city is sweltering from another record-breaking heat wave, this one accompanied by biblical rains. Edith, recently retired legal librarian, and her identical twin sister, Kat, a feckless romantic who's mistaken her own eccentricity for originality, discover something ominous in their hall closet: it seems to be phosphorescent; it's a mushroom . . . and it's sprouting from their wall. Upstairs, their landlady, Vida Cebu, a Shakespearian actress far more famous for her TV commercials for Ziberax (the first female sexual enhancement pill) than for her stage work, discovers that a petite Russian girl, a runaway au pair, has been secretly living in her guest-room closet. When the police arrest the intruder, they find a second mushroom, also glowing, under the intruder's bedding. Soon the HAZMAT squad arrives, and the four women are forced to evacuate the contaminated row house with only the clothes on their backs. As the mold infestation spreads from row house to high-rise, and frightened, bewildered New Yorkers wait out this plague (is it an act of God?) on their city and property, the four women become caught up in a centrifugal nightmare. Part horror story, part screwball comedy, Jill Ciment's brilliant suspense novel looks at what happens when our lives--so seemingly set and ordered, yet so precariously balanced--break down in the wake of calamity. A novel, as well, about love (familial and profound) and how it can appear from the most unlikely circumstances
Summary
In the middle of a summer heat wave in Brooklyn, New York, phosphorescent mushrooms are found in two apartments buildings causing four residents to evacuate while the HAZMAT squad attempts to contain it. But as it spreads from row house to high-rise, some bewildered New Yorkers are left questioning whether this is an act of god.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402609
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ciment, Jill
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Molds (Fungi)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Horror
  • Molds (Fungi)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Act of god, Jill Ciment
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn881406944
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780307911704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881406944
Label
Act of god, Jill Ciment
Publication
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
ocn881406944
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780307911704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881406944

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