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The Resource Hap and Hazard and the End of the World

Hap and Hazard and the End of the World

Label
Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
Title
Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
Statement of responsibility
Diane DeSanders
Title variation
  • Hap & Hazard and the end of the world
  • Hap & Hazard & the end of the world
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Diane DeSanders's genius lies in her ability to capture the intimate interiority of a very particular childhood while at the same time interrogating larger questions of class, race, and religion.Hap and Hazard and the End of the World is a gorgeous, profoundly original novel." --Dawn Raffel, author ofCarrying the Body andThe Secret Life of Objects"Rollicking, tilted, and transporting. As the young narrator tries to manage her fraying family--war-wounded father, suffering mother, misbehaving relatives galore--DeSanders takes us deeper, always with such tenderness and beautiful observation into the ways we shape a narrative that keeps us whole." --Victoria Redel, author ofLoverboy andBefore EverythingFor Dick and Jane, Dallas after World War II is a place of promise and prosperity: the first home air conditioners are making summertime bearable and Dick's position at his father's business, the Cadillac dealership, is assured. Jane has help with the house and the children, and garden parties and holiday celebrations are spirited social affairs. For the oldest of their three daughters, however, life is full of frustrating mysteries. The stories the adults tell her don't make sense. Too curious for comfort, she finds her questions only seem to annoy them. Why won't they tell the truth about Santa? What is that Holy Spirit business, and what is the difference between an angel and a ghost? Why is her mother often so tense and sad? And why does her father keep flying into violent rages?Hap and Hazard and the End of the World is an intimate, finely crafted novel about the innocence and vulnerability of childhood and the dangers posed by adults who cannot cope with life's complexities. It is also about the ingenuity born of loneliness and neglect, and the surprising, strange beauty of the world.A fifth-generation Texan,Diane DeSanders is a history buff, theater lover, poet, mother, and grandmother. Between careers as a history teacher and antiques dealer, she has worked in regional theater in almost every capacity. She now writes, gardens, and sings in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first novel
Summary
After World War II, the oldest of three daughters living in 1940s Texas tries to solve the frustrating mysteries of life, but gets resistance from her parents whose relationship, seemingly perfect to the outside world, is anything but
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10618510
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DLC
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DeSanders, Diane
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
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Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_459327
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781942658375
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_459327
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781942658375
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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