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My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell

Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel
Title
My dark Vanessa
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Elizabeth Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager - and who professed to worship only her - may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself
Summary
Asked to help defend an older high-school English teacher with whom she had an affair at age 15, Vanessa struggles to choose between her romantic teen illusions and harrowing adult perceptions
Writing style
Character
Award
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10831732
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Russell, Kate Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Secrecy
  • Teenage girls
  • High schools
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Sex crimes
Target audience
adult
Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell
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
000066973320
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper large print edition.
Extent
561 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062978721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129201509
Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell
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
000066973320
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper large print edition.
Extent
561 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062978721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129201509

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