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The Resource Pietà, Michael Fitzgerald

Pietà, Michael Fitzgerald

Label
Pietà
Title
Pietà
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fitzgerald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These are the last days of 1999. At St Peter's Basilica in Rome, as the world waits for the new millennium, Lucy, a young Australian woman looks up at Michelangelo's Pieta behind its pane of bullet-proof glass; a red kabbalah string circles her wrist. She has come with the mysterious parcel her recently deceased mother asked her to bring to the box marked POSTE VATICANE. But before Rome there is Saint-Cloud. Here, on the outskirts of Paris, Lucy works as an au pair for Jean-Claude and his wife Mathilde. When Mathilde leaves for Central Australia to research the Aboriginal artist Kumanjayi, Lucy's circle of contacts becomes smaller and strangely intimate: Jean-Claude, the baby Felix for whom she cares, and the couple's charismatic friend Sebastien, a marble restorer. Yet Lucy's homesickness for Australia and its vastness haunts her world, surfacing in the memories of her mother, the Australian garden at Empress Joseephine's Malmaison, and Mathilde's letters from Alice Springs. Lucy's mother, Jude, who was a nun in the 1970s, once warned her daughter 'to be careful what she wished for'. It is a caution that marks but rarely alters the choices these characters make. With lushness and tenderness, and revelation, Fitzgerald's unforgettable novel Pieta exquisitely captures the glorious and imperfect relationships between parents and children, between art and life
Cataloging source
NJB
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Fitzgerald, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Conduct of life
  • Art
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Pietà, Michael Fitzgerald
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
000069227045
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781925760743
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1242465552
Label
Pietà, Michael Fitzgerald
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
000069227045
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781925760743
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1242465552

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