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The Resource The skin above my knee : a memoir, Marcia Butler

The skin above my knee : a memoir, Marcia Butler

Label
The skin above my knee : a memoir
Title
The skin above my knee
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Music was everything to Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself completely to the discipline and rigor of the oboe and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, she succumbed to dangerous men, drugs, and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, Marcia asked the hardest question of all: could music truly save her life?"--Jacket flap
Summary
A musical prodigy relates how she sought refuge from an abusive family by immersing herself in the oboe, describing how as an adult her memories of trauma led to dangerous relationships and self-destructive habits until she returned to music as a primary source of therapy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554403
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Marcia
Dewey number
  • 788.52092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butler, Marcia
  • Oboe players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
The skin above my knee : a memoir, Marcia Butler
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
ocn971947765
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316392280
Lccn
2015960626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971947765
Label
The skin above my knee : a memoir, Marcia Butler
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
ocn971947765
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316392280
Lccn
2015960626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971947765

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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