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The Resource We shall not all sleep : a novel, Estep Nagy

We shall not all sleep : a novel, Estep Nagy

Label
We shall not all sleep : a novel
Title
We shall not all sleep
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Estep Nagy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks. 1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family -- Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell -- they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA on suspicion of treason, decides to carry out the threat his wife has explicitly forbidden: to banish their youngest son, the twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him. With their elders preoccupied, the Hillsinger and Quick children run wild, playing violent games led by Catta's sadistic older brother James. The island manager Cyrus and the servants tend to the families while preparing for the Migration, a yearly farming ritual that means one thing to their employers, and something very different to them. Set during three summer days, Estep Nagy's debut novel moves among the communities of Seven as longstanding tensions become tactical face-offs in which everything is fair game for ammunition. Vividly capturing the rift between the cold warriors of Jim's generation and the rebellious seekers of Catta's, We Shall Not All Sleep is a richly told story of American class, family, and manipulation -- a compelling portrait of a unique and privileged WASP stronghold on the brink of dissolution"--
Summary
The entangled pasts of two wealthy New England families who have shared a small Maine island vacation spot for generations is made clear over three summer days as they work through grief, lust and their children running wild and playing violent games
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570846
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nagy, Estep
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Upper class families
  • WASPs (Persons)
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
We shall not all sleep : a novel, Estep Nagy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059510753
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781632868411
Lccn
2016041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)957022609
Label
We shall not all sleep : a novel, Estep Nagy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059510753
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781632868411
Lccn
2016041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)957022609

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