The Resource Mislaid, Nell Zink

Mislaid, Nell Zink

Label
Mislaid
Title
Mislaid
Statement of responsibility
Nell Zink
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start--she's a lesbian, he's gay--but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee's children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father's compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother's lies--she knows neither her real age, nor that she is "white," nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare" --
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zink, Nell
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.I55
LC item number
M57 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Race awareness
  • Runaway wives
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
Mislaid, Nell Zink
Instantiates
Publication
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
000054838304
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780008100551
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)910646652
Label
Mislaid, Nell Zink
Publication
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
000054838304
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780008100551
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)910646652

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