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The Resource Instructions for a heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell

Instructions for a heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell

Label
Instructions for a heatwave
Title
Instructions for a heatwave
Statement of responsibility
Maggie O'Farrell
Title variation
  • Instructions for a heat wave
  • Instructions for a heatwave
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's July 1976 and London is in the grip of a heatwave. It hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back. The search for Robert brings Gretta's children - two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce - back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share."
Summary
When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer in 1976, his three children converge on their mother's home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland, where they uncover illuminating family secrets.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10181746
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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O'Farrell, Maggie
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Irish
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • Missing persons
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Instructions for a heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050530092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 p.
Isbn
9780755358823
Label
Instructions for a heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell
Publication
Control code
000050530092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 p.
Isbn
9780755358823

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