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The Resource What the family needed, Steven Amsterdam

What the family needed, Steven Amsterdam

Label
What the family needed
Title
What the family needed
Statement of responsibility
Steven Amsterdam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
And so begins the tale of one particularly gifted family as it finds itself. Following his acclaimed debut, the author lets each member speak, opening up an intimate wilderness. From a mystified teenager to an over-tired night nurse to a conflicted exile, he captures their secrets over thirty years
Summary
'Okay, tell me which do you want: to be able to fly or to be invisible?' So seven-year-old Alek asks his cousin Giordana, though neither can know where the answer will lead. Family life is tough, and the lives in "What the Family Needed" are as full of trials, joys, loss and tribulation as any others. But at the moment of greatest need, each of these lives is touched by surprising strengths, by extraordinary gifts, by a strange sort of magic. From a sexually curious teenager to a septuagenarian widower to a middle-aged exile, we read about their secrets over thirty years. At the centre of it all is Alek, the enabler and catalyst for the tale of a family finding itself, as they discover powers they never thought possible. "What the Family Needed" is an uplifting and mesmerisingly original novel about how much each person needs in order to change their life, and what the family needs in order to survive.
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10028790
Cataloging source
ANL
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Amsterdam, Steven
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Families
Target audience
adult
Label
What the family needed, Steven Amsterdam
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047753916
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781742702117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)753681096
Label
What the family needed, Steven Amsterdam
Publication
Control code
000047753916
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781742702117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)753681096

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