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The Resource The big girls, Susanna Moore

The big girls, Susanna Moore

Label
The big girls
Title
The big girls
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "At the heart of this novel is a crime of unfathomable horror and its effect on several profoundly different lives, each altered by a surprising connection to the others." "We hear four brilliantly realized voices: Helen, an inmate at Sloatsburg women's prison serving a life sentence for the murder of her children; trapped within the maze of her own tortured mind, she is the subject of damning national attention. Dr. Louise Forrest, the recently divorced mother of an eight-year-old boy - the new chief of psychiatry at Sloatsburg. Angie, an ambitious Hollywood starlet, intent on nothing but fame. And Ike Bradshaw, a sardonic corrections officer, formerly a New York City narcotics detective."
  • "As the alternating narratives unfold, we begin to wonder why Dr. Forrest has chosen Sloatsburg over the Park Avenue practice for which she was trained. And the origin of Helen's psychosis is revealed - both its shocking depths and its disturbingly convincing rationale - as well as why she is desperate to make herself known to the young actress Angie." "The Big Girls is a novel about the anarchy of families, the sometimes destructive power of the maternal instinct, the vitality and evil of communities, and the cult of celebrity."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
The story of Helen, an inmate at Sloatsburg, and the horrible crime that led to her life sentence at the prison, is told through the voices of Helen herself; Dr. Louise Forrest, head of mental services at the prison; and Ike Bradshaw, a young corrections officer
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
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161110
Cataloging source
DLC
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Moore, Susanna
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Reformatories for women
  • Filicide
  • Women prisoners
  • Physician and patient
Target audience
adult

Library Locations

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