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The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel, by Emily Culliton

Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel
Title
The misfortune of Marion Palm
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Culliton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight"--
Summary
Embezzling a small fortune from her daughters' private school to finance personal luxuries, Marion goes on the lam when her activities are exposed by a school audit, in a story also told from the points of view of her baffled husband and heartsick daughters
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Culliton, Emily
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embezzlement
  • Families
  • Female offenders
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Embezzlement
  • Families
  • Female offenders
Target audience
adult
Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel, by Emily Culliton
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
ocn964295294
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781524731908
Lccn
2017006599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964295294
Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel, by Emily Culliton
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
ocn964295294
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781524731908
Lccn
2017006599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964295294

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