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The Resource Nine folds make a paper swan, Ruth Gilligan

Nine folds make a paper swan, Ruth Gilligan

Label
Nine folds make a paper swan
Title
Nine folds make a paper swan
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Gilligan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1901. Cork can sound very similar to New York to foreign ears and tired brains, so it's no surprise that Ruth's family - Jewish refugees fleeing the European pogroms - mistakenly disembark from their boat to America a few stops and a few countries too soon. Still, her father can spin a story like pure silk, so surely Ireland's just a layover till he writes his great play and they can continue their journey west. 1958. He's still not spoken. It's been years since Shem was struck mute at his bar mitzvah, forcing his mother to hand him over to the care of Catholic nuns. There aren't too many of his kind in Ireland let alone in the sanatorium, so it's a lonely existence, but at least his secret is safely locked up in his mouth and kept behind closed doors, where it can never hurt the one person he loves. 2013. Aisling came to London to escape the Irish recession and concentrate on her career, not to fall in love with a part-time magician. She would marry him in a heartbeat, if only his family didn't insist that the ceremony should be performed by a rabbi. Unsure whether to give up her own heritage for some else's, Aisling looks to the past - from a rootless girl who never saw America to an outcast boy who never spoke again - to see if she can decide on her future
Summary
Interweaves the experiences of a young Lithuanian emigrant in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century, the unlikely friendship between a young Irish deaf boy and a lonely caretaker in 1958, and the identity crisis of an Irish journalist in the present day.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545999
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilligan, Ruth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Jews
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Nine folds make a paper swan, Ruth Gilligan
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
000058416342
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781782398578
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)937454183
Label
Nine folds make a paper swan, Ruth Gilligan
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
000058416342
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781782398578
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)937454183

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