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The Resource The outcast, Sadie Jones

The outcast, Sadie Jones

Label
The outcast
Title
The outcast
Statement of responsibility
Sadie Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community. A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert reverts easily to suburban life--cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays--but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her. Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to predict the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open
Summary
Neglected by his father and stepmother in the years after his mother's death, seventeen-year-old Lewis Aldridge commits an act of violence that lands him in prison and returns two years later to a community that no longer welcomes him
Award
Costa First Novel Award, 2008.
Awards note
Costa Award, 2008.
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235370
Cataloging source
CQU
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Jones, Sadie
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Mothers and sons
  • Ex-convicts
  • Manners and customs
  • Mothers and sons
  • England
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The outcast, Sadie Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 by Chatto & Windus
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community. A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert reverts easily to suburban life--cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays--but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her. Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to predict the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open
Control code
660556
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780061374036
Lccn
2009517700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061374036
  • (OCoLC)191685168
Label
The outcast, Sadie Jones
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 by Chatto & Windus
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community. A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert reverts easily to suburban life--cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays--but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her. Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to predict the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open
Control code
660556
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780061374036
Lccn
2009517700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061374036
  • (OCoLC)191685168

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