The Resource Layover

Layover

Label
Layover
Title
Layover
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Zeidner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
”Subtle, astute... Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon” New York Times Book Review, Notable Book of the Year Claire Newbold is not your typical heroine. Smart and sexy, yes, but she's also been known to sneak into a hotel room or two without paying, seduce a teenager in wet bathing trunks, and just check out of things altogether - like her job. And her marriage. Grieving the loss of her only child, and unsure of what's to become of her relationship, Claire takes a leave of absence from everyday life. She moves from hotel to hotel, basking in the anonymity of travel and forbidden sex, struggling to understand herself. Who has she become? And how will she ever find redemption? "A moving portrait of a woman who reclaims her life... Zeidner skillfully charts the map of Claire's vulnerable heart... a wicked sendup of contemporary life" Publishers Weekly "A sharp and wryly moving portrait of a woman in the midst of a breakdown... A wise and satisfying read" Kirkus Reviews Lisa Zeidner has published five novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, GQ, Tin House and elsewhere. She directs the MFA program in creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey
Summary
A middle-aged woman coping with an unfaithful husband, infertility, and years of grieving her dead son, abruptly leaves her home and job to face a midlife crisis alone
Theme
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
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007951
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Zeidner, Lisa
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
Layover
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_516735
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781911590026
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Layover
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_516735
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781911590026
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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