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The Resource The lost daughter collective : a novel, Lindsey Drager

The lost daughter collective : a novel, Lindsey Drager

Label
The lost daughter collective : a novel
Title
The lost daughter collective
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Drager
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Using bedtime stories as cautionary tales, a Wrist Scholar relays the story of a fabled group of fathers coping with dead and missing daughters. When the girl sacrifices everything to send a final message to her father through her art and one lost girl is revealed to be not dead or missing but a daughter who has transitioned into a son, fathers are faced with the reality that their children's "play" is anything but. Caught in a strange loop that-like Escher's "Drawing Hands"-confuses the line between reality and artifice, folklore and scholarship, far past and near future, The Lost Daughter Collective illustrates how the stories we receive are shaped by those who do the telling. A story about the complex relationship between fathers and daughters as well as the ethics of storytelling, The Lost Daughter Collective is a gothic fairy tale fusing the fabulism at work in Donald Barthleme and Ben Marcus with the brevity and language play of Rikki Ducornet and Jenny Offill to raise questions about agency and authorship in our narratives"--
  • "A scholar of Wrist Studies warns his ice-sculpting daughter of the risk involved in girlhood in this satirical novel that aims to collapse the distinction between history and allegory. Using bedtime stories as cautionary tales, a Wrist Scholar relays the story of a fabled group of fathers coping with dead and missing daughters while--or perhaps before, or perhaps after--the self-help group known as the Fathers of Lost Daughters collectively narrate the myth of the Ice Girl and Her Father without Wrists. Caught in a strange loop that--like Escher's "Drawing Hands"--confuses the line between reality and artifice, folklore and scholarship, far past and near future, The Lost Daughter Collective illustrates how the stories we receive are shaped by those who do the telling. When the girl who sculpts ice sacrifices everything to send a final message to her father through her art and when one lost girl is revealed to be not dead or missing but a daughter who has transitioned into a son, fathers are faced with the reality that their children's "play" is anything but. A story about the complex relationship between fathers and daughters as well as the ethics of storytelling, The Lost Daughter Collective is a gothic fairy tale fusing the fabulism at work in Donald Barthleme and Ben Marcus with the brevity and language play of Rikki Ducornet and Jenny Offill to raise questions about agency and authorship in our narratives. Whose stories do we trust? Why do we trust them? What happens when we are forced to believe one story over another?"--
Summary
A group of bereaved fathers explores the risks involved in girlhood in this novel that collapses the distinction between gender and self, history and allegory
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556084
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drager, Lindsey
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost daughter collective : a novel, Lindsey Drager
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
ocn956351775
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781941088739
Lccn
2016031325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956351775
Label
The lost daughter collective : a novel, Lindsey Drager
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
ocn956351775
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781941088739
Lccn
2016031325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956351775

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