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The Resource Dual citizens, Alix Ohlin

Dual citizens, Alix Ohlin

Label
Dual citizens
Title
Dual citizens
Statement of responsibility
Alix Ohlin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood despite these differences. As they grow up, Lark excels at school and Robin becomes an extraordinary pianist. At seventeen, Lark flees to America to attend college, where she finds her calling in documentary films, and her sister soon joins her. Later, in New York City, the sisters find themselves tested: Lark struggles with self-doubt, and Robin chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Under pressure, their bond grows strained and ultimately broken, and their paths diverge. Lark leaves New York when she meets Lawrence Wheelock, a renowned filmmaker who becomes both her employer and occasional lover, while Robin returns to Canada. When Wheelock denies Lark what she hopes for most of all--a child--she is forced to re-examine a life marked by unrealized ambitions and thwarted desires. And as she takes charge of her destiny, Lark discovers that despite their complicated, oftentimes painful relationship, there is only one person she can truly rely on: her sister
  • Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, Lark is shy and studious; her half-sister Robin is wild and artistic. As they grow up Lark excels at school and Robin becomes an extraordinary pianist. Lark flees to New York City to attend college and finds her calling in documentary films, but struggles with self-doubt; Robin joins her but chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Lawrence Wheelock, a renowned filmmaker, becomes Lark's employer and occasional lover, while Robin returns to Canada. When Lark takes charge of her destiny, she discovers the one person she can truly rely on is her sister
Summary
Half-sisters Lark, a filmmaker, and Robin, a pianist, Canadian residents now in New York City, as life, self-doubt, ambition and pressure tear them apart, discover that despite the difficulties of their relationship, they can only rely on each other
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Character
Awards note
The Giller Prize, 2019, Longlisted.
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10781564
Cataloging source
QRML
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Ohlin, Alix
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Self-realization in women
  • Motherhood
  • Life change events
  • Female friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
Dual citizens, Alix Ohlin
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
000066254777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780349134680
Lccn
be2019044631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129132684
Label
Dual citizens, Alix Ohlin
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
000066254777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780349134680
Lccn
be2019044631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129132684

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