The Resource Actress : a novel, Anne Enright

Actress : a novel, Anne Enright

Label
Actress : a novel
Title
Actress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Enright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Man Booker Prize-winner, a brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. Katherine O'Dell is an Irish theater legend. As her daughter Norah retraces her mother's celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother's and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland's bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London's West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a star turn, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine's past or the world's damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, her grip on reality grows fitful and, fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. Her mother's protector, Norah understands the destructive love that binds an actress to her audience, but also the strength that an actress takes from her art. Once the victim of a haunting crime herself, Norah eventually becomes a writer, wife, and mother, finding her way to her own hard-won joy. Actress is finally a book about the freedom we find in our work and in the love we make and keep."--
Summary
When her Irish-theater-legend mother succumbs to alcohol and instability, Norah draws on her experiences of surviving a crime and growing up in the wings of her mother’s career to rediscover herself as a wife, mother and writer.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848619
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Enright, Anne
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6055.N73
LC item number
A63 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Mothers and daughters
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Women
  • Actresses
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Actress : a novel, Anne Enright
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
on1102475265
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781324005629
Lccn
2019046238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475265
Label
Actress : a novel, Anne Enright
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
on1102475265
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781324005629
Lccn
2019046238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475265

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