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The Resource The need, Helen Phillips

The need, Helen Phillips

Label
The need
Title
The need
Statement of responsibility
Helen Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Molly is home on her own with two small children: one-year-old Ben, and four-year-old Viv. Her husband is away for two weeks and she is running between her job as a paleobotanist and looking after her children. She is exhausted, anxious, losing her grip on reality and, as dusk falls, she gets jumpy - are those footsteps out in the hall? What was that noise? She holds the children close, tries to pull herself together, of course they're all safe. But moments later, in the sitting room, she sees it - a figure wearing a deer mask who climbs out of the chest in the centre of the room, looks at her and then walks out. And Molly has to follow... Gripping, unsettling, completely original, this is outstanding speculative fiction, teasing out the possibilities of alternative universes, as well as an unnervingly acute exploration of motherhood, and the splitting of sense of self that can accompany it
Summary
A woman grapples with the complex dualities of motherhood -- joy and dread, tenderness and anxiety -- after confronting a masked intruder in her home
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785416
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Helen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speculative fiction
  • Parenthood
  • Reality
  • Antiquities
  • Strangers
Target audience
general
Label
The need, Helen Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065201582
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780143795957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096385776
Label
The need, Helen Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065201582
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780143795957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096385776

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