The Resource Katherine Carlyle, Rupert Thomson

Katherine Carlyle, Rupert Thomson

Label
Katherine Carlyle
Title
Katherine Carlyle
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Katherine Carlye is an IVF baby. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen, Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scène for a courageous leap to true empowerment
Summary
In the late 80s, Katherine Carlyle is created using IVF. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she decides to disappear, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing-ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap from false empowerment to true empowerment. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about where we come from, what we make of ourselves, and how we are loved.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446523
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Rupert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryonics
  • Self-realization in women
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Cryonics
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
Target audience
adult
Label
Katherine Carlyle, Rupert Thomson
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
ocn898717245
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781590517383
Lccn
2014047900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898717245
Label
Katherine Carlyle, Rupert Thomson
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
ocn898717245
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781590517383
Lccn
2014047900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898717245

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