The Resource Putney, Sofka Zinovieff

Putney, Sofka Zinovieff

Label
Putney
Title
Putney
Statement of responsibility
Sofka Zinovieff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ralph Boyd's first glimpse of 9 year-old Daphne will be etched on his mind forever. Dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, she seems neither boy nor girl, but a sprite or something elemental. An up-and-coming composer, Ralph is visiting the writer Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. In its colourful rooms and unruly garden, Ralph finds an intoxicating world of sensuous ease and bohemian abandon that captures the mood of the moment. Entranced, he knows he will return. But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the liberal 1970s a fast-burgeoning relationship between a man and his friend's daughter must be kept secret. Years later, after a turbulent youth and a failed marriage, Daphne watches her twelve-year-old daughter Libby mimic the gestures of adult sexuality, and is finally forced to confront her own childhood and its shocking truths
Summary
An inappropriate bond between the preadolescent daughter of a famous novelist and a rising 1970s London composer 20 years her senior intensifies into a predatory affair, in an explosive tale told from three perspectives
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685232
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zinovieff, Sofka
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Infatuation
  • Secrecy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Putney (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Putney, Sofka Zinovieff
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
000063650797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781408895764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046679428
Label
Putney, Sofka Zinovieff
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
000063650797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781408895764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046679428

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