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The Resource An unremarkable body, Elisa Lodato

An unremarkable body, Elisa Lodato

Label
An unremarkable body
Title
An unremarkable body
Statement of responsibility
Elisa Lodato
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorized, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemized entry. What emerges is a picture of life lived in the shadows, as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To make sense of her own grief Laura must piece her mother's body back together and in doing so, she is forced to confront a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by motherhood and unable to love freely. With the heart of a memoir and the pace of a thriller, An Unremarkable Body reveals the overwhelming desire of those who mourn to protest that an unremarkable body does not mean an unremarkable life
Summary
When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorized, motivates Laura to write her own version of events; to bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemized entry. What emerges is a picture of a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by tradition and unable to love freely.
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10652730
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lodato, Elisa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood
  • Family secrets
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
An unremarkable body, Elisa Lodato
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
000060707779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781474606349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005302
Label
An unremarkable body, Elisa Lodato
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
000060707779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781474606349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005302

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