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The Resource Constance, Patrick McGrath

Constance, Patrick McGrath

Label
Constance
Title
Constance
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGrath
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The cool, beautiful Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan in the early 1960s. At a literary party, she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Sidney is a single father with a poor marital record, and he pursues Constance with relentless determination. Eventually she surrenders, accepts his marriage proposal, and moves, with some dread, into his dark, book-filled apartment. She can't settle in. She's tortured by memories of the bitterly unhappy childhood she spent with her father in a dilapidated house upstate. When she learns devastating new information about that past, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely"--Amazon.com
Summary
Surrendering to the relentless wooing of an older man in spite of his poor marital record, a beautiful woman from 1960s Manhattan moves into his dark, book-filled apartment, where she is tortured by painful childhood memories before learning devastating new information about her past
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10171816
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGrath, Patrick
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marriage
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Psychological fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Spouses
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Constance, Patrick McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051540686
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9781408821138
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Constance, Patrick McGrath
Publication
Control code
000051540686
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9781408821138
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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