The Resource Improvement

Improvement

Label
Improvement
Title
Improvement
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his three-month stint in prison, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in New York after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man. Little does she know that the otherwise honourable Boyd is pulling Reyna into a scheme which violates his probation. When Reyna ultimately decides to remove herself for the sake of her four-year-old child, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them.A novel that examines conviction, connection and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs and as colourful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe says of Joan Silber 'No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power.' Improvement is Silber's most shining achievement yet
Summary
A young single mother living with her concerned eccentric aunt in New York makes fateful decisions that have unexpected implications, including her relationship with a Rikers Island inmate who draws her into a cigarette smuggling scheme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10600625
Cataloging source
DLC
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Silber, Joan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Improvement
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_587504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760870591
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Improvement
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_587504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760870591
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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