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The Resource How a woman becomes a lake, Marjorie Celona

How a woman becomes a lake, Marjorie Celona

Label
How a woman becomes a lake
Title
How a woman becomes a lake
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Celona
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's New Year's Day and the residents of a small fishing town are ready to start their lives anew. Leo takes his two young sons out to the lake to write resolutions on paper boats. That same frigid morning, Vera sets out for a walk with her dog along the lake, leaving her husband in bed with a hangover. But she never returns. She places a call to the police saying she's found a boy in the woods, but the call is cut short by a muffled cry. Did one of Leo's sons see Vera? What are they hiding from the police? And why are they so scared of their own father? In the months ahead, Vera's absence sets off a chain of reverberating events in Whale Bay. Her apathetic husband succumbs to grief and disappears. Leo heads south and remarries, attempting to escape the history of violence that hangs over his family. And the cop investigating the case falls for Leo's ex-wife but finds himself slipping further away from the truth. Told from shifting perspectives, How a Woman Becomes a Lake is about the dark corners in a small community as individuals struggle to keep their lives afloat. It's about childhood, familial bonds, new beginnings, and costly mistakes. A literary novel with the pull and pace of a thriller, told in taut illuminating prose, it asks, what do you do when the people who are supposed to love you the most fail?
Summary
A woman takes her dog for a walk. During her walk she makes a call to the police when she discovers a boy in the woods, but the call is cut short and she disappears. Her absence sets of a chain of events in Whale Bay.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10843618
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Celona, Marjorie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and child
  • Family secrets
  • Small cities
  • Life-change events
  • Families
  • Secrecy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
How a woman becomes a lake, Marjorie Celona
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Canada by Penguin Canada
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
000066879685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349011356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140138213
Label
How a woman becomes a lake, Marjorie Celona
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Canada by Penguin Canada
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
000066879685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349011356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140138213

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