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The Resource We are not most people, Tracy Ryan

We are not most people, Tracy Ryan

Label
We are not most people
Title
We are not most people
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Ryan
Title variation
We are not most people
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of an odd couple, of an older man and a younger woman in love with one another, but so damaged by their past lives that even a regular sexual relationship seems impossible. Beautiful in its frankness but disturbing in its examination of faith and human existence, this is a novel that is affectionate, haunting and ultimately unforgettable."--Back cover
Summary
Kurt Stocker's Swiss childhood is dominated by strict and god-fearing parents. He enters a seminary with the intent of becoming a priest and making his parents proud of him, but struggles to adapt. Leaving this vocation behind, he marries Liesl and they eventually emigrate to Australia. Decades later in small town Australia, Terry Riley feels drawn to convent life, despite her parent's objections. At the convent she is haunted by a strange sickness and knows in time that she must return to a more conventional life. It is then she begins a relationship with the now divorced Kurt, who was once her high school teacher. This is the story of an odd couple, of an older man and a younger woman in love with one another, but so damaged by their past lives that even a regular sexual relationship seems impossible. Beautiful in its frankness but disturbing in its examination of faith and human existence, this is a novel that is affectionate, haunting and ultimately unforgettable.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10661529
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Tracy
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Small cities
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Vocation (in religious orders, congregations, etc.)
  • Australian fiction
  • Divorced men
  • Young women
  • Convents
  • Australian fiction
  • Faith
  • Small cities
  • Religious life
Target audience
adult
Label
We are not most people, Tracy Ryan
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
000062302251
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781925760040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031917844
Label
We are not most people, Tracy Ryan
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
000062302251
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781925760040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031917844

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