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The Resource Chalcot Crescent, Fay Weldon

Chalcot Crescent, Fay Weldon

Label
Chalcot Crescent
Title
Chalcot Crescent
Statement of responsibility
Fay Weldon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By 2013, capitalism has collapsed in Europe, and England has turned to protectionist policies, communal farms, and an intrusive National Unity Government that feeds its citizens National Meat Loaf and monitors people by street-corner CiviCams. In this bleak near-future, Frances Prideaux, once a successful writer of feminist novels and a proud product of the era of sexual liberation, is rehashing the sins of her past. As bailiffs try to repossess her house, Frances tells the story of her life--how she married her sister's boyfriend; rejected her stepson Henry, the revolution's creepily austere leader; and squandered her fortune and influence--and tries to keep tabs on her grandson, Amos, who is busy plotting against the government with his cohorts from Redpeace
Summary
Meet Frances, Fay's might-have-been younger sister, and has-been literary legend. It's 2013 and eighty-year-old Frances is listening to the debt collectors pounding on the front door of Number 3, Chalcot Crescent. While she waits for the bailiffs to give up and leave, Frances writes. She writes about the boyfriends she borrowed and the husband she stole from Fay. She writes about the Shock, the Crunch, the Crisis and the Bite, about NUG the National Unity Government, about ration books and National Meat Loaf (suitable for vegetarians). She writes about family secrets. The problem is that fact and fiction are blurring in Frances' mind. Are faceless assassins trying to kill her younger daughter? Are her grandchildren really plotting a terrorist coup upstairs? What on earth can NUG have against vegetarians? And just what makes National Meat Loaf so tasty?.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369290
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weldon, Fay
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dystopias
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dystopias
  • Sisters
  • Women authors
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Chalcot Crescent, Fay Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Corvus, 2009
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
ocn548596930
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st publication 2010.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781933372792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596930
Label
Chalcot Crescent, Fay Weldon
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Corvus, 2009
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
ocn548596930
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st publication 2010.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781933372792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596930

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