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The Resource Sorry to disrupt the peace, by Patty Yumi Cottrell

Sorry to disrupt the peace, by Patty Yumi Cottrell

Label
Sorry to disrupt the peace
Title
Sorry to disrupt the peace
Statement of responsibility
by Patty Yumi Cottrell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She is accepting a delivery from IKEA in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news that Helen's adoptive brother is dead. Helen knows what she must do, and purchases a one-way ticket to Milwaukee. There, as she searches her childhood home and attempts to uncover why someone would choose to die, she will face her estranged family, her brother's few friends, and the overzealous grief counselor Chad Lambo; she may also discover what it truly means to be alive. A bleakly comic debut that is by turns poignant, uproariously funny, and unsettling, this novel has shades of Bernhard, Beckett and Bowles and it announces the singular voice of Patty Yumi Cottrell
Summary
"Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She’s accepting a delivery from IKEA in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news: Helen’s adoptive brother is dead. According to the internet, there are six possible reasons why her brother might have killed himself. But Helen knows better: she knows that six reasons is only shorthand for the abyss."--Provided by the publisher
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554762
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottrell, Patty Yumi
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Domestic relations
  • Domicile in domestic relations
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Murder
  • Homecoming
  • Life change events
  • Suicide
  • Adoptees
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Adopted children
  • Brothers
  • United States of America
Target audience
adult
Label
Sorry to disrupt the peace, by Patty Yumi Cottrell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059491594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781925498431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968797946
Label
Sorry to disrupt the peace, by Patty Yumi Cottrell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059491594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781925498431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968797946

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