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The Resource Katherine Carlyle

Katherine Carlyle

Label
Katherine Carlyle
Title
Katherine Carlyle
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Thomson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Katherine Carlyle is a masterpiece." --Philip Pullman, best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy "[T]his road trip through a snow dome of mesmeric hallucinations is Thomson at his best." --Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize Katherine Carlyle is Rupert Thomson's breakthrough novel. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid, and cinematic prose Thomson is known for, and powered by his natural gift for storytelling, it uses the modern techniques of IVF to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about identity, the search for personal meaning, and how we are loved. Unmoored by her mother's death and feeling her father to be an increasingly distant figure, Katherine Carlyle abandons the set course of her life and starts out on a mysterious journey to the ends of the world. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scène for a courageous leap to true empowerment
Summary
In the late 80s, Katherine Carlyle is created using IVF. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she decides to disappear, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing-ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap from false empowerment to true empowerment. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about where we come from, what we make of ourselves, and how we are loved.
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Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Thomson, Rupert
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Katherine Carlyle
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6c509063-7b7c-41ab-b19f-85565b02a2c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781590517390
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Katherine Carlyle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6c509063-7b7c-41ab-b19f-85565b02a2c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590517390
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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