The Resource The old jest: : a novel, Jennifer Johnston, (electronic resource)

The old jest: : a novel, Jennifer Johnston, (electronic resource)

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The old jest: : a novel
Title
The old jest:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Johnston
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Whitbread Literary Award for Best Novel: In the wake of the Great War, a young woman's life is turned upside down when she befriends a soldier of the grisly struggle on Ireland's horizon Nancy lives with her aunt and ailing grandfather in a seaside town not far from Dublin. Eighteen and about to go to university, Nancy has spent her summer consumed in part by unrequited thoughts of her first love, Harry, a man eight years her senior. Nancy's one haven is the beach, where she has discovered an abandoned hut and claimed it as her personal sanctuary. One day, she arrives there to find that her inner sanctum has been invaded by a grizzled and desperate-looking man whom she names Cassius. An IRA foot soldier on the run, Cassius becomes something of a father figure to Nancy, and in a pivotal moment she agrees to deliver a message for him-a decision that will change her life forever. A beautiful coming-of-age novel set against the nascent Irish Troubles, The Old Jest is an award-winning portrait of loyalty, loss, and of one fateful encounter that propels a young woman into adulthood
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1930-
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Johnston, Jennifer
Dewey number
821.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Young women
  • Electronic books
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The old jest: : a novel, Jennifer Johnston, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11558297
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11558297
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11558297
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The old jest: : a novel, Jennifer Johnston, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11558297
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11558297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11558297
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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