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The Resource Fall on your knees : a novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Fall on your knees : a novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Label
Fall on your knees : a novel
Title
Fall on your knees
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of a jinxed family, a catalog of rape, incest and death. James Piper abuses his daughter, atones by sending her to New York to study singing while he goes to war, she returns pregnant, dies in childbirth when her mother opens her to save her twins. One of the twins dies, mother commits suicide, the second twin contracts polio while being baptized in a creek by an aunt, the aunt is raped by James. A first novel set in Nova Scotia early this century
Summary
Often compared to the great Victorian family sagas, this complex tale of a Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, family from the early 1900s is often extreme, violent, beautiful and moving. The processes of human love and betrayal, faith and suffering are described in a full-bodied and theatrical prose
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 1997.
  • CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 1998.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, 1997.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best First Book, 1997.
  • Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction (Nova Scotia), 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
004647
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Ann-Marie
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS8562.5 .D6375 F35 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Families
  • Sisters
  • Nova Scotia
Target audience
adult
Label
Fall on your knees : a novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald
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
ocm35212786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
508 pages
Isbn
9780684833200
Lccn
96034186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35212786
Label
Fall on your knees : a novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald
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
ocm35212786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
508 pages
Isbn
9780684833200
Lccn
96034186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35212786

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