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The Resource Mercury : a novel, Margot Livesey

Mercury : a novel, Margot Livesey

Label
Mercury : a novel
Title
Mercury
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Margot Livesey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession, and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury--a gorgeous young racehorse--enters their lives and everything changes.Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death--he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the Thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession. By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets, and ever-escalating lies." -- Amazon.com
Summary
The family life and security of a Boston optometrist is shattered by his wife's growing obsession with a beautiful thoroughbred horse and her dreams of becoming a serious competitor.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524514
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livesey, Margot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Secrecy
  • Thoroughbred horse
  • Married people
  • Secrecy
  • Thoroughbred horse
Target audience
adult
Label
Mercury : a novel, Margot Livesey
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
1816371
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
319 pages, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062437518
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062437518
  • (OCoLC)961008910
Label
Mercury : a novel, Margot Livesey
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
1816371
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
319 pages, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062437518
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062437518
  • (OCoLC)961008910

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