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The Resource 1,000 coils of fear, Olivia Wenzel ; translated from the German by Priscilla Layne

1,000 coils of fear, Olivia Wenzel ; translated from the German by Priscilla Layne

Label
1,000 coils of fear
Title
1,000 coils of fear
Statement of responsibility
Olivia Wenzel ; translated from the German by Priscilla Layne
Title variation
  • One thousand coils of fear
  • Thousand coils of fear
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I have more privilege than any person in my family. And I'm still screwed.' A young woman attends a play about the Berlin Wall coming down and is the only Black person in the audience. She is sitting with her boyfriend by a bathing lake and four neo-Nazis show up. In New York, she witnesses Trump's election victory in a strange hotel room and later awakes to panicked messages from friends. Engaging in a witty question and answer with herself, the narrator looks at our rapidly changing times and tells the story of her family: her mother, who was a punk in East Germany and never had the freedom she dreamed of and her absent Angolan father. But in the background of everything is the memory of her twin brother, who died when they were nineteen. Emotional and funny, Olivia Wenzel writes about loneliness and finding joy in life within the roles that society assigns you. 1000 Coils of Fear is a highly original novel both powerfully poetic and full of surprises
Cataloging source
NJB
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1985-
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Wenzel, Olivia
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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Layne, Priscilla
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  • Women, Black
  • Twins
  • Social problem fiction
  • Germans
  • Presidents
  • Twin brothers
  • Women, Black
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Absentee fathers
  • Loneliness
Target audience
adult
Label
1,000 coils of fear, Olivia Wenzel ; translated from the German by Priscilla Layne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as "1000 serpentinen angst"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000072496353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780349702018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1342537679
Label
1,000 coils of fear, Olivia Wenzel ; translated from the German by Priscilla Layne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as "1000 serpentinen angst"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000072496353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780349702018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1342537679

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