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The Resource We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

Label
We are all completely beside ourselves
Title
We are all completely beside ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Karen Joy Fowler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket
Summary
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
Awards note
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176772
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Karen Joy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Self-realization in women
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Life change events
  • Davis (Calif.)
  • Bloomington (Ind.)
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
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
ocn822532814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780399162091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013000988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781781252956
System control number
(OCoLC)822532814
Label
We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
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
ocn822532814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780399162091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013000988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781781252956
System control number
(OCoLC)822532814

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