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The Resource Say say say, Lila Savage

Say say say, Lila Savage

Label
Say say say
Title
Say say say
Statement of responsibility
Lila Savage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautiful, bracingly honest debut novel about the triangle formed between a young woman and the couple whose life she enters one transformative year: a story about love and compassion, the fluidity of desire, and the myriad ways of devotion. Ella is nearing thirty, and not yet living the life she imagined. Her artistic ambitions as a student in Minnesota have given way to an unintended career in caregiving. One spring, Bryn--a retired carpenter--hires her to help him care for Jill, his wife of many years. A car accident caused a brain injury that has left Jill verbally diminished; she moves about the house like a ghost of her former self, often able to utter, like an incantation, only the words that comprise this novel's title. As Ella is drawn ever deeper into the couple's household, her presence unwanted but wholly necessary, she is profoundly moved by the tenderness Bryn shows toward the wife he still fiercely loves. Ella is startled by the yearning this awakens in her, one that complicates her feelings for her girlfriend, Alix, and causes her to look at relationships of all kinds--between partners, between employer and employee, and above all between men and women--in new ways. Tightly woven, humane and insightful, tracing unflinchingly the most intimate reaches of a young woman's heart and mind, Say Say Say is a riveting story about what it means to love, in a world where time is always running out."--Publisher
Summary
Working as a caregiver in the home of a retired carpenter and his accident-disabled wife, an aspiring artist is deeply moved by the couple's devotion, which unconsciously impacts her relationship with her girlfriend
Storyline
Character
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10785426
Cataloging source
YDX
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Savage, Lila
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Caregivers
  • Lesbians
  • Older people
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
Say say say, Lila Savage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York :Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066045627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781788162227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1088738601
Label
Say say say, Lila Savage
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York :Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066045627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781788162227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1088738601

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