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The Resource Be my Wolff : a novel, Emma Richler

Be my Wolff : a novel, Emma Richler

Label
Be my Wolff : a novel
Title
Be my Wolff
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Richler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Zachariah and Rachel Wolff are brother and sister. Well, not exactly. They are star-crossed lovers. Well, not exactly. Rachel is the cherished daughter born to a Russian family living in London, and Zachariah is her parents' adopted son, who arrived from the orphanage with one sweater, a head of rambunctious curls, and a dexterous set of fists, or fives, as he likes to call them. As children, they became as close as two people could be. But when they crossed this forbidden line, there was no going back. Now, as an adult, coping with Zach's estrangement from their formidable father, Rachel has set herself the task of inventing a family history for her beloved. And so the novel cartwheels through Zach's imagined ancestry--from a tavern-educated boxer in Dickensian times, to a Hussar at the Battle of Borodino during the Napoleonic Wars. All the while, Zach and Rachel's troubles in present-day Camden Town start to build to yet another point of no return. Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, epic battles in the prize ring and on the Western Front, Be My Wolff is a novel of astonishing range and imagination: a love story, an exuberant adventure through time and place, a tale of the most unbreakable ties that bind"--
Summary
Falling scandalously in love after an inseparable shared childhood, the daughter of Russian-English parents and her adopted brother invent a fictitious backstory in the face of growing troubles in their real lives.Illustrations
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550790
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richler, Emma
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Orphans
Target audience
adult
Label
Be my Wolff : a novel, Emma Richler
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
ocn949913243
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9781101946527
Lccn
2016019130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949913243
Label
Be my Wolff : a novel, Emma Richler
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
ocn949913243
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9781101946527
Lccn
2016019130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949913243

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