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The Resource Halfway house, Katharine Noel

Halfway house, Katharine Noel

Label
Halfway house
Title
Halfway house
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Noel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Met with overwhelming critical praise on its initial hardcover release-- including raves from The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly-- this remarkable debut novel by Katharine Noel illuminates the fault lines in one family's relationships, as well as the complex emotional ties that bind them together. One day, Angie Voorster--diligent student, all-star swimmer and Ivy League-bound high school senior--dives to the bottom of a pool and stays there. In that moment, everything the Voorster family believes they know about each other changes. Set in a small town in New Hampshire, Halfway House is the story of Angie's psychotic break and her family's subsequent turmoil. Angie is a charismatic young woman--brilliant, witty, and passionate--until she swings to manic highs and dangerous lows. Each of her family members responds differently to the ongoing crisis: Her father Pieter, a Dutch-born professional cellist, retreats further into his career. Her mother begins a destabilizing affair with a younger man. Her little brother, Luke, first distances himself as much as possible from his sister, then later drops out of college to be closer to her. And Luke's college girlfriend, Wendy, who comes from a farming town in Iowa, provides an outsider's perspective on the family's teeter toward collapse. The Voorsters manage for a time to maintain a semblance of the normalcy they had "before," when they were the ideal New England family; it is not until Angie is finally able to fend for herself that the family is able to truly fall apart and then regather itself in a new, fundamentally changed way. With grace and precision rarely seen in a first novel, Noel guides the reader through a world where love is imperfect, and where longing for an imagined ideal can both destroy one family's happiness and offer it redemption. Halfway House introduces a powerful, eloquent new literary voice."--Publisher's website
  • The Voorster family struggles when seventeen-year-old Angie is diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Summary
Angie Voorster is a diligent student and all-star swimmer, but her entire world changes when it becomes apparent that she has been stricken with a mental illness, in a story of how families live through crisis
Theme
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140002
Cataloging source
DLC
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Noel, Katharine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Accident victims
  • Teenage girls
  • New England
  • Accident victims
  • Teenage girls
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
Halfway house, Katharine Noel
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
ocm61461896
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780871139344
Lccn
2005053636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61461896
Label
Halfway house, Katharine Noel
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
ocm61461896
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780871139344
Lccn
2005053636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61461896

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