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The Resource His whole life, Elizabeth Hay

His whole life, Elizabeth Hay

Label
His whole life
Title
His whole life
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting with something as simple as a boy who wants a dog, His Whole Life takes us into a richly intimate world where everything that matters to him is at risk: family, nature, home. At the outset ten-year-old Jim and his Canadian mother and American father are on a journey from New York City to a lake in eastern Ontario during the last hot days of August. What unfolds is a completely enveloping story that spans a few pivotal years of his youth. Moving from city to country, summer to winter, wellbeing to illness, the novel charts the deepening bond between mother and son even as the family comes apart. Set in the mid-1990s, when Quebec is on the verge of leaving Canada, this captivating novel is an unconventional coming of age story as only Elizabeth Hay could tell it. It draws readers in with its warmth, wisdom, its vivid sense of place, its searching honesty, and nuanced portrait of the lives of one family and those closest to it. Hay explores the mystery of how members of a family can hurt each other so deeply, and remember those hurts in such detail, yet find openings that shock them with love and forgiveness. This is vintage Elizabeth Hay at the height of her powers."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1951-
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Hay, Elizabeth
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Referendum
  • Quebec (Province)
Target audience
adult
Label
His whole life, Elizabeth Hay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057191443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780857055460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920724971
Label
His whole life, Elizabeth Hay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057191443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780857055460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920724971

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