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The Resource The end of Eve : a memoir, Ariel Gore

The end of Eve : a memoir, Ariel Gore

Label
The end of Eve : a memoir
Title
The end of Eve
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Gore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author's life is turned upside down when her mentally ill mother reveals she is dying, and she moves from Portland to New Mexico to care for her
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
Review
/* Starred Review */ A journalist and award-winning author's mordantly humorous memoir about caring for, and surviving, her terminally ill mother. Hip Mama publisher Gore (All the Pretty People: Tales of Carob, Shame, and Barbie-Envy, 2011, etc.) was living in Portland, Ore., and raising a small son with her lesbian partner, Sol, when she discovered that her charming but violent and capricious mother, Eve, was dying of cancer. Convinced that she needed to do as the Tibetan yogis she admired did and "go to the places that scared [her]," she became Eve's caregiver. Sol, in turn, demanded that they all move to the colorfully quirky city of Santa Fe, a place she had long romanticized—and where a female mime she had once loved still lived. But before Gore could even get resettled, her mother took over the house her daughter had bought and began renovating it. While the author and her family scrambled to make a life "out of stardust and panic," Eve flirted outrageously with an Anaïs Nin scholar–turned-contractor, watched Hollywood noir movies and reminded everyone that she was dying. Spurred by this comically inappropriate behavior and memories of Eve re-enacting the wire hanger scene from Mommie Dearest for fun, Gore stood up to her mother—and got thrown out. In the meantime, Sol stalked her old girlfriend, and the life Gore had "always imagined she [wanted]" soon fell apart. Desperate to understand her own role in making "all this violence seem necessary and inevitable," Gore fled to a house outside of Santa Fe where she began redefining the meaning of love. By turns tender and heartbreaking, Gore's book is a brave, thoroughly authentic journey to the center of the human heart. Wickedly sharp reading filled to bursting with compassion, rage, pain and wit.(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10297844
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gore, Ariel
Dewey number
306.874
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and adult child
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Aging parents
  • Mothers
  • Aging parents
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers
  • Parent and adult child
Label
The end of Eve : a memoir, Ariel Gore
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
1007888
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780986000799
Lccn
2013017604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780986000799
  • (OCoLC)845085395
Label
The end of Eve : a memoir, Ariel Gore
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
1007888
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780986000799
Lccn
2013017604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780986000799
  • (OCoLC)845085395

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