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The Resource The last of her kind, Sigrid Nunez

The last of her kind, Sigrid Nunez

Label
The last of her kind
Title
The last of her kind
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Nunez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Last of Her Kind introduces two women who meet as freshmen on the Barnard campus in 1968. Georgette George does not know what to make of her brilliant, idealistic roommate, Ann Drayton, and her obsessive disdain for the ruling class into which she was born. She is mortified by Ann's romanticization of the underprivileged class, which Georgette herself is hoping college will enable her to escape. After the violent fight that ends their friendship, Georgette wants only to forget Ann and to turn her attention to the troubled runaway kid sister who has reappeared after years on the road." "Then, in 1976, Ann is convicted of murder. At first Ann's fate appears to be the inevitable outcome of her belief in the moral imperative to "make justice" in a world where "there are no innocent white people." But in searching for answers to the riddle of this friend of her youth, Georgette finds more complicated and mysterious forces at work."
Summary
Chronicles the lives of two women who meet as freshmen in 1968 at Columbia University--Georgette George and her idealistic, radical roommate Ann Drayton--from their first encounter, through the fight that ends their friendship, to Ann's arrest for murderin 1976 and Georgette's search for answers to the riddle of Ann's life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
138805
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunez, Sigrid
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women college students
  • Children of the rich
  • Working class women
  • Female friendship
  • Women prisoners
  • Radicals
  • Children of the rich
  • Female friendship
  • Radicals
  • Women college students
  • Women prisoners
  • Working class women
Target audience
adult
Label
The last of her kind, Sigrid Nunez
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
ocm58919626
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780374183813
Lccn
2005040098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58919626
Label
The last of her kind, Sigrid Nunez
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
ocm58919626
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780374183813
Lccn
2005040098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58919626

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