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The Resource Hap and hazard and the end of the world, Diane DeSanders

Hap and hazard and the end of the world, Diane DeSanders

Label
Hap and hazard and the end of the world
Title
Hap and hazard and the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
Diane DeSanders
Title variation
Hap & hazard & the end of the world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of World War II, a young girl grows up in Texas, lost between the unpredictable rage of her war-traumatized father and the distant stoicism of her mother. Finding herself at odds with the beliefs--religious and otherwise--of her family, she must discover her own way of making sense of the world and her place in it ... For Dick and Jane, Dallas after World War II is a place of promise and prosperity: the first home air conditioners are making summertime bearable and Dick's position at his father's business, the Cadillac dealership, is assured. Jane has help with the house and the children, and garden parties and holiday celebrations are spirited social affairs. For the oldest of their three daughters, however, life is full of frustrating mysteries. The stories the adults tell her don't make sense. Too curious for comfort, she finds her questions only seem to annoy them. Why won't they tell the truth about Santa? What is that Holy Spirit business, and what is the difference between an angel and a ghost? Why is her mother often so tense and sad? And why does her father keep flying into violent rages? Hap and Hazard and the End of the World is an intimate, finely crafted novel about the innocence and vulnerability of childhood and the dangers posed by adults who cannot cope with life's complexities. It is also about the ingenuity born of loneliness and neglect, and the surprising, strange beauty of the world."--
Summary
After World War II, the oldest of three daughters living in 1940s Texas tries to solve the frustrating mysteries of life, but gets resistance from her parents whose relationship, seemingly perfect to the outside world, is anything but
Storyline
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Character
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10618510
Cataloging source
DLC
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DeSanders, Diane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dallas (Tex.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Hap and hazard and the end of the world, Diane DeSanders
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Publication
Copyright
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
ocn974698276
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781942658368
Lccn
2017005067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974698276
Label
Hap and hazard and the end of the world, Diane DeSanders
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn974698276
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781942658368
Lccn
2017005067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974698276

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