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The Resource Daughters of the Revolution

Daughters of the Revolution

Label
Daughters of the Revolution
Title
Daughters of the Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the O. Henry Award–winning author of the story collection The Bostons—a New York Times Notable Book, Los Angeles Times Book of the Year and winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers—an exquisite first novel set at a disintegrating New England prep school.It's 1968. The prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School in the town of Cape Wilde is run by its aging, philandering headmaster, Goddard Byrd, known to both his friends and his enemies as God. With Cape Wilde engulfed by the social and political storms of integration, coeducation and the sexual revolution, God has confidently promised coeducation "over my dead body." And then, through a clerical error, the Goode School admits its first female student: Carole Faust, a brilliant, intractable fifteen-year-old black girl.What does it mean to be the First Girl? Carolyn Cooke has written a ferociously intelligent, richly sensual novel about the lives of girls and women, the complicated desperation of daughters without fathers and the erosion of paternalistic power in an elite New England town on the cusp of radical social change. Remarkable for the precision of its language, the incandescence of its images, and the sly provocations of its moral and emotional predicaments, Daughters of the Revolution is a novel of exceptional force and beauty
Summary
When a clerical error allows the admittance of the first African-American girl into a segregated New England prep school, its headmaster is unprepared for a confrontation with the student, a brilliant and intractable fifteen-year-old
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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384267
Cataloging source
BT
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1959-
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Cooke, Carolyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Daughters of the Revolution
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4983b194-cb26-47d3-af93-46ec5d385aaf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307596611
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Daughters of the Revolution
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4983b194-cb26-47d3-af93-46ec5d385aaf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307596611
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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