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The Resource The Magnetic Girl

The Magnetic Girl

Label
The Magnetic Girl
Title
The Magnetic Girl
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Handler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In rural North Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father's bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection."I only wanted to be Lulu Hurst, the girl who captivated her brother until he could walk and talk and stand tall on his own. Then I would be the girl who could leave."Lulu begins to "captivate" her friends and family, controlling their thoughts and actions for brief moments at a time. After Lulu convinces a cousin she conducts electricity with her touch, her father sees a unique opportunity. He grooms his tall and indelicate daughter into an electrifying new woman: The Magnetic Girl. Lulu travels the Eastern seaboard, captivating enthusiastic crowds by lifting grown men in parlor chairs and throwing them across the stage with her "electrical charge."While adjusting to life on the vaudeville stage, Lulu harbors a secret belief that she can use her newfound gifts, as well as her growing notoriety, to heal her brother. As she delves into the mysterious book's pages, she discovers keys to her father's past and her own future-but how will she harness its secrets to heal her family?Gorgeously envisioned, The Magnetic Girl is set at a time when the emerging presence of electricity raised suspicions about the other-worldly gospel of Spiritualism, and when women's desire for political, cultural, and sexual presence electrified the country
Summary
A girl in post-Civil War rural Georgia discovers that by harnessing the power of electricity she can control the thoughts and actions of others and sets out on a quest to use this power to heal her disabled baby brother
Writing style
Character
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10785547
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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Handler, Jessica
Dewey number
813.6
PerformerNote
Narrated by Brittany Pressley and Andrew Eiden
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Blackstone Audio, Inc
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True
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  • Supernatural Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Magnetic Girl
Instantiates
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BSA_610610
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781982598709
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Magnetic Girl
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BSA_610610
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781982598709
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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