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The Resource Teethmarks on my tongue : a novel, Eileen Battersby

Teethmarks on my tongue : a novel, Eileen Battersby

Label
Teethmarks on my tongue : a novel
Title
Teethmarks on my tongue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Battersby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gunning down of her mother in a Richmond street sets young Helen Stockton Defoe on a journey of self-discovery. A physical feature she had first noticed when she was nine years old has made her feel apart and she has quietly capitalized on the privilege, never mind the aura, which surrounds her. She lives in her head and fills her thoughts--and days--with science, horses and art. The more intently she begins to observe her remote, detached father, the more she learns about her place within the rarefied world she inhabits. Just when it appears she is at last becoming closer to him, it all falls apart as he coldly undermines her abiding passions, which causes her to question the identity she has created. Her rebellion leads her to Europe on a disturbing path dominated by chance and an evolving self-realization. As a result of these experiences she gains an ability to feel deeply, something from which she had always felt somehow excluded
Summary
This most unusual coming-of-age novel with its impressive characterization, humor and vivid sense of place takes its clever, if barely street-wise and increasingly obsessive, teenaged narrator on a physical as well as psychological journey towards an astute, hard fought, and deserved, maturity
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10540212
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Battersby, Eileen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Teenage girls
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
Teethmarks on my tongue : a novel, Eileen Battersby
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
ocn943594673
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781628971477
Lccn
2016031188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943594673
Label
Teethmarks on my tongue : a novel, Eileen Battersby
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
ocn943594673
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781628971477
Lccn
2016031188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943594673

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