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The Resource We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Title
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Karen Joy Fowler
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Language
eng
Summary
***Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014*** Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary's trouble. So now she's telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice. It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern - it's pretty hard to resist - don't worry. One of the few studies Rosemary doesn't quote says that spoilers actually enhance reading. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014
Summary
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister
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Tone
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
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BT
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Fowler, Karen Joy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781782830207
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cbfff52d-9e3b-4a35-9a3e-8372b20e6cb0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782830207
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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