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The Resource The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley

The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley

Label
The mere wife
Title
The mere wife
Statement of responsibility
Maria Dahvana Headley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise. Picket fences divide buildings--high and gabled--and the community is entirely self-sustaining. Each house has its own fireplace, each fireplace is fitted with a container of lighter fluid, and outside--in lawns and on playgrounds--wildflowers seed themselves in neat rows. But for those who live surreptitiously along Herot Hall's periphery, the subdivision is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights. For Willa, the wife of Roger Herot (heir of Herot Hall), life moves at a charmingly slow pace. She flits between mommy groups, playdates, cocktail hour, and dinner parties, always with her son, Dylan, in tow. Meanwhile, in a cave in the mountains just beyond the limits of Herot Hall lives Gren, short for Grendel, as well as his mother, Dana, a former soldier who gave birth as if by chance. Dana didn't want Gren, didn't plan Gren, and doesn't know how she got Gren, but when she returned from war, there he was. When Gren, unaware of the borders erected to keep him at bay, ventures into Herot Hall and runs off with Dylan, Dana's and Willa's worlds collide
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677153
Cataloging source
APLS
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beowulf
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Headley, Maria Dahvana
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Housewives
  • Veterans
  • Mothers and sons
  • Planned communities
  • Suburbs
  • Caves
Target audience
adult
Label
The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf" -- Publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063687420
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925713459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037014795
Label
The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley
Publication
Note
"Retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf" -- Publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063687420
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925713459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037014795

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