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The Resource The position : a novel, Meg Wolitzer

The position : a novel, Meg Wolitzer

Label
The position : a novel
Title
The position
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Position is a take on sex and the suburban American family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution and throughout the thirty-year hangover that followed." "In 1975, suburban parents Paul and Roz Mellow write a Joy of Sex-type book called Pleasuring: One Couple's Journey to Fulfillment, which becomes a surprise runaway bestseller. The Position opens with the four Mellow children, aged six to fifteen, at the moment when they see the mortifying book (and the graphic, pastel illustrations of their parents' creative, vigorous lovemaking) for the very first time - an experience that will forever complicate their ideas about sex, parents, families, and themselves. The book brings a strange celebrity and small fortune ("sex money" the children call it) to the Mellows and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever."
  • "Thirty years later, as the now-dispersed family members argue about whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children as they confront their own struggles with love, work, sex, death, and the indelible early specter of their erotically charged parents." "Some novels are about family, and others are about sex. The Position is about sex within the context of a family. It is a novel about an eternally mystifying subject: how a group of people growing up in one house can become so very different from one another."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Thirty years after their parents wrote a sex guide for couples during the 1970s sexual revolution, four siblings explore the ways in which their parents' sexuality has affected their lives and argue over whether or not to reissue the book
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131726
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolitzer, Meg
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sexologists
  • Psychological fiction
  • Parent and adult child
  • Sex customs
Target audience
adult
Label
The position : a novel, Meg Wolitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000026130877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780743261784
Label
The position : a novel, Meg Wolitzer
Publication
Control code
000026130877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780743261784

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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