The Resource Larque on the wing, Nancy Springer, (electronic resource)

Larque on the wing, Nancy Springer, (electronic resource)

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Larque on the wing
Title
Larque on the wing
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Springer
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Language
eng
Summary
A middle-aged housewife whose rebellious inner child runs away with her talent transforms herself into a fearless young gay man in this winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award Larque Harootunian is having a midlife crisis like no other-but then again, there is much about the frumpy, middle-aged housewife and mother that could never be considered ordinary. Larque's lifelong ability to generate "dopplegangers," for example-physical manifestations of her thoughts and emotions-has been a constant source of stress. And now she is being tormented by Skylark, a re-creation of her younger self, an angry inner child who is tormenting Larque about abandoning her youthful ambitions while running away with her artistic abilities, thereby depriving the older Larque of a livelihood as a painter of kitsch. But perhaps this is Larque's opportunity to explore her options. Acquiescing to Sky's demands that she change herself, Larque tries on a series of different personas-to the consternation of her mother, husband, and teenage sons-and finds her way to Popular Street. There, among the devil-may-care misfits, Larque can be Lark, a handsome young gay man, and quite possibly discover what her life is really about. In her critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy, multiple award-winning author Nancy Springer breaks through boundaries while provocatively comingling the real and the surreal. Larque on the Wing is a marvel-a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman's strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is
Summary
Larque creates temporary people from nothing, which does not become a problem until a ten-year-old version of herself leads her on a search for lost dreams and she returns stronger, braver--and male
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Award
James Tiptree, Jr. Award, 1994.
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057032
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Midwest
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Springer, Nancy
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Women
  • Midlife crisis
  • Gay men
Target audience
adult
Label
Larque on the wing, Nancy Springer, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11550353
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453248461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550353
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Larque on the wing, Nancy Springer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453248461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550353
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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