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A stranger city, Linda Grant

Label
A stranger city
Title
A stranger city
Statement of responsibility
Linda Grant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2008, shortlist.
Cataloging source
ATSMN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Linda
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Hungarians
  • Uncles
  • Nieces
  • Clothing and dress
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social interaction
  • London (England)
Label
A stranger city, Linda Grant
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
000065116088
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780349010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090292439
Label
A stranger city, Linda Grant
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
000065116088
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780349010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090292439

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