The Resource Everything under, Daisy Johnson

Everything under, Daisy Johnson

Label
Everything under
Title
Everything under
Statement of responsibility
Daisy Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though almost a lifetime ago and those memories have faded. Now she works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. A phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too - the wild years spent on the river; the strange, lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water, a canal thief, swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back. Daisy Johnson's electrifying debut novel turns classical myth on its head and takes readers to a modern-day England unfamiliar to most. As daring as it is moving, Everything Under is a story of family and identity, of fate, language, love and belonging that leaves you unsettled and unstrung
Summary
An eerie, watery reimagining of the Oedipus myth set on the canals of Oxford, from the author of Fen. In this electrifying reinterpretation of a classical myth, Daisy Johnson explores questions of fate and free will, gender fluidity, and fractured family relationships
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10746013
Cataloging source
SALS
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1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Daisy
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Lexicographers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Gender identity disorders
  • Mental illness
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Everything under, Daisy Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000063636608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006462684
Label
Everything under, Daisy Johnson
Publication
Copyright
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
000063636608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006462684

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