The Resource We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas

Label
We are not ourselves : a novel
Title
We are not ourselves
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. The result is a powerfully affecting work of art; one that reminds us that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats, that we live to love and be loved, and that we should tell each other so before the moment slips away. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298727
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3620.H63513
LC item number
W4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / General
  • Ireland
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Label
We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032589
Extent
page cm
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476756660
  • (OCoLC)862348423
Label
We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032589
Extent
page cm
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476756660
  • (OCoLC)862348423

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