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The Resource Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Label
Veronica
Title
Veronica
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The friendship that began in the 1980s between Alison, a young woman struggling with her ruined career as a fashion model, and Veronica, an older eccentric proofreader, survives Alison's return to the world of fashion and Veronica's battle with AIDS
Summary
As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion modelling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica -- an older wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader who comes to work with a personal "office kit" and a plaque that reads "Still Anal After All These Years." Improbably, the two women become friends. Their friendship will survive not only Alison's reentry into the seductive nocturnal realm of fashion, but also Veronica's terrible descent into the then-uncharted realm of AIDS. The memory of their friendship will continue to haunt Alison years later, when she, too, is aging and ill and is questioning the meaning of what she experienced and who she became during that time.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Awards note
New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year, 2005; National Book Award finalist, 2005.
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136743
Cataloging source
AMP
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaitskill, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease) in women
  • Female friendship
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Psychological fiction
  • AIDS (Disease) in women
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Death
  • Female friendship
  • Grief
  • Middle-aged women
  • Psychological fiction
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2005
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
ocm70804760
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780375727856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70804760
Label
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2005
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
ocm70804760
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780375727856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70804760

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