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The Resource The seventh mansion, Maryse Meijer

The seventh mansion, Maryse Meijer

Label
The seventh mansion
Title
The seventh mansion
Statement of responsibility
Maryse Meijer
Title variation
7th mansion
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When fifteen-year-old Xie moves from California to a rural Southern town to live with his father he makes just two friends, Jo and Leni, both budding environmental and animal activists. One night, the three friends decide to free captive mink from a local farm. But when Xie is the only one caught his small world gets smaller: Kicked out of high school, he becomes increasingly connected with nature, spending his time in the birch woods behind his house, attending extremist activist meetings, and serving as a custodian for what others ignore, abuse, and discard. Exploring the woods alone one night, Xie discovers the relic of a Catholic saint -- the martyred Pancratius -- in a nearby church. Regal and dressed in ornate armor, the skeleton captivates him. After weeks of visits, Xie steals the skeleton, hides it in his attic bedroom, and develops a complex and passionate relationship with the bones and spirit of the saint, whom he calls P. As Xie's relationship deepens with P., so too does his relationship with the woods -- private property that will soon be overrun with loggers. As Xie enacts a plan to save his beloved woods, he must also find a way to balance his conflicting -- and increasingly extreme -- ideals of purity, sacrifice, and responsibility in order to live in this world."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10917735
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meijer, Maryse
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Outcasts
  • Activism
  • Wilderness areas
  • Christian saints
  • Moving, Household
  • Conservationists
  • Teenage boys
  • Animal rights activists
  • Green movement
  • Ecoterrorism
  • Skeleton
  • Loggers
  • Relics
Target audience
adult
Label
The seventh mansion, Maryse Meijer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066962970
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
171 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374298463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1136960928
Label
The seventh mansion, Maryse Meijer
Publication
Copyright
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
000066962970
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
171 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374298463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1136960928

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