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The Resource Actress : a novel, Anne Enright

Actress : a novel, Anne Enright

Label
Actress : a novel
Title
Actress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Enright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Man Booker Prize-winner, a brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. Katherine O'Dell is an Irish theater legend. As her daughter Norah retraces her mother's celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother's and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland's bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London's West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a star turn, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine's past or the world's damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, her grip on reality grows fitful and, fuelled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. Her mother's protector, Norah understands the destructive love that binds an actress to her audience, but also the strength that an actress takes from her art. Once the victim of a haunting crime herself, Norah eventually becomes a writer, wife, and mother, finding her way to her own hard-won joy. Actress is finally a book about the freedom we find in our work and in the love we make and keep."
Summary
When her Irish-theater-legend mother succumbs to alcohol and instability, Norah draws on her experiences of surviving a crime and growing up in the wings of her mother’s career to rediscover herself as a wife, mother and writer.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848619
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Enright, Anne
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Women authors
  • Actresses
  • Actors and actresses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Fame
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Actress : a novel, Anne Enright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066112725
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787332072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100619186
Label
Actress : a novel, Anne Enright
Publication
Copyright
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
000066112725
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787332072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100619186

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