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The Resource Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty

Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty

Label
Midwinter break
Title
Midwinter break
Statement of responsibility
Bernard MacLaverty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar - but over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties which exist between them. Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories which have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are - and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves
Summary
A retired couple struggling with his dogmatic forgetfulness and her religious faith attempt to repair their marriage during a vacation in Amsterdam, where they confront painful memories of a troubled time in their native Ireland
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572969
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacLaverty, Bernard
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spouses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Memory
  • Short vacations
  • Retirees
  • Marriage
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Married people
  • Scotland
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Target audience
adult
Label
Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060619985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781787330214
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962434815
Label
Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060619985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781787330214
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962434815

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