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The Resource Invisible as Air

Invisible as Air

Label
Invisible as Air
Title
Invisible as Air
Statement of responsibility
Zoe Fishman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie does the grocery shopping, the laundry, the scheduling, the schlepping and the PTA-ing, while planning her son’s Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending her husband, Paul, who’s been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle. She’s also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husband.For three years, Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just can’t face doing one...more...thing: she takes one—just one—of her husband’s discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary, just a gift, and that when the supply runs out she’ll go back to her regularly scheduled programming.But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first, Paul and Teddy are completely unaware, but this changes quickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state. As the Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together
Summary
After repressing her grief over her stillborn daughter, a hard-working wife and mother discovers the miraculous release of her husband’s discarded Oxycontin and falls into the downward spiral of addiction
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10816772
Cataloging source
BT
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Fishman, Zoe
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Invisible as Air
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_670439
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062838254
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Invisible as Air
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_670439
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062838254
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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