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The Resource How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza

How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza

Label
How to be human : a novel
Title
How to be human
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paula Cocozza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Guardian writer Paula Cocozza, a debut novel of the breakdown of a marriage, urban claustrophobia, and a woman's unseemly passion for a fox. One summer's night, Mary comes home from a midnight ramble to find a baby lying on her back-door step. Has Mary stolen the baby from next door? Has the baby's mother, Mary's neighbor, left her there in her acute state of post-natal depression? Or was the baby brought to Mary as a gift by the fox who is increasingly coming to dominate her life? So opens How to Be Human, a novel set in a London suburb beset by urban foxes. On leave from work, unsettled by the proximity of her ex, and struggling with her hostile neighbors, Mary has become increasingly captivated by a magnificent fox who is always in her garden. First she sees him wink at her, then he brings her presents, and finally she invites him into her house. As the boundaries between the domestic and the wild blur, and the neighbors set out to exterminate the fox, it is unclear if Mary will save the fox, or the fox save Mary. In this masterful debut, Paula Cocozza weaves together a penetrating portrait of marital breakdown, a social novel of wit and nuance, and an obsessive love story that crosses new boundaries"--
Summary
A first novel by an award-winning Guardian feature writer traces the breakdown of a marriage in the wake of a suburban hostility, a woman's growing obsession with a cheeky wild fox and the mysterious appearance of a baby on the woman's doorstep
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562233
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cocozza, Paula
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • FICTION
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
Label
How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza
Instantiates
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
ocn958459348
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250129253
Lccn
2016039491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958459348
Label
How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza
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
ocn958459348
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250129253
Lccn
2016039491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958459348

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