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The Resource Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman

Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman

Label
Norma
Title
Norma
Statement of responsibility
Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood - and the moods of those around her - moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months, sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files, Norma begins to realise that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining
Member of
Summary
A girl who hides the truth about her supernatural hair, which alerts her to danger and the emotions of others, sifts through the records of her recently deceased mother when a stranger at the funeral informs her that her mother did not commit suicide
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578653
Cataloging source
NBLML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oksanen, Sofi
Dewey number
894.54134
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Finnish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Witesman, Owen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published as Norma in Finland in 2015 by Like Kustannas, Helsinki
  • First published in the United States in 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House, New York
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
000061288079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782399766
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987348034
Label
Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published as Norma in Finland in 2015 by Like Kustannas, Helsinki
  • First published in the United States in 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House, New York
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
000061288079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782399766
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987348034

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