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The Resource The Mere Wife

The Mere Wife

Label
The Mere Wife
Title
The Mere Wife
Statement of responsibility
Maria Dahvana Headley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To those who live there, Herot Hall is a paradise. With picket fences, gabled buildings, and wildflowers that seed themselves in ordered rows, the suburb is a self-sustaining community, enclosed and secure. But to those who live secretly along its periphery, Herot Hall is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights.Dylan and Gren live on opposite sides of the perimeter, neither boy aware of the barriers erected to keep them apart. For Dylan and his mother, Willa, life moves at a charmingly slow pace. They flit between mothers’ groups, playdates, cocktail hours, and dinner parties. Gren lives with his mother, Dana, just outside the limits of Herot Hall. A former soldier, Dana didn’t want Gren, didn’t plan Gren, and doesn’t know how she got Gren. But now that she has him, she’s determined to protect him from a world that sees him only as a monster.When Gren crosses the border into Herot Hall and runs off with Dylan, he sets up a collision between Dana’s and Willa’s worlds that echoes the Beowulf story — and gives sharp, startling currency to the ancient epic poem
Member of
Summary
A modern retelling of Beowulf recasts classic themes from the perspectives of the attackers and finds a suburban housewife and a battle-hardened veteran navigating dark realities to protect the sons they love
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10677153
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beowulf
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1977-
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Headley, Maria
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Fables & Fairytales
  • Social Science
  • General Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mere Wife
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_515179
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925693256
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mere Wife
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_515179
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925693256
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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