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The Resource Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont

Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont

Label
Among the ten thousand things
Title
Among the ten thousand things
Statement of responsibility
Julia Pierpont
Title variation
  • Among the 10,000 things
  • Among the 10000 things
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn't mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack's secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it's delivered into the wrong hands: her children's. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can't possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humour, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life their brittleness, and their resilience
Summary
A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401435
Cataloging source
SALS
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Pierpont, Julia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Secrecy
  • Families
  • Spouses
  • Adultery
Target audience
adult
Label
Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
000055145177
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781780747637
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917953895
Label
Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
000055145177
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781780747637
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917953895

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