Coverart for item
The Resource Build your house around my body, Violet Kupersmith

Build your house around my body, Violet Kupersmith

Label
Build your house around my body
Title
Build your house around my body
Statement of responsibility
Violet Kupersmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1986, the teenage daughter of a wealthy family gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation while fleeing her angry father and is forever changed by the experience. In 2009, pressed into a dangerous scheme by a former lover, a woman captures a rare two-headed cobra. And in 2011, a young, unhappy American living in Saigon with her sort-of boyfriend, disappears without a trace. Over the course of the novel, the fates of these three women will lock together in an exhilarating series of nested narratives. Along the way, we meet a young boy sent to a boarding school in the mountains for the Métis children of French expatriates just before Vietnam declares its independence from colonial rule in 1945; two Frenchmen trying to start a business with the Vietnam War on the horizon; and the employees of the Saigon Spirit Eradication Co., called to investigate strange occurrences in a farmhouse on the edge of a forest. Each new character and timeline brings us one step closer to understanding what binds the three women together, and what happened to Winnie. Written with wit, ambition, and playfulness, this book takes us from sweaty nightclubs to ramshackle zoos, colonial mansions to ex-pat flats, sizzling back-alley street carts to the noisy seats of motorbikes. Spanning over fifty years and barreling toward an unforgettable conclusion, this is a fever dream about possessed bodies and possessed lands, a time-traveling, heart-pounding, border-crossing marvel of a novel
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kupersmith, Violet
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Women
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Target audience
adult
Label
Build your house around my body, Violet Kupersmith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069913687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780861541843
Lccn
jb2021064289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1266399632
Label
Build your house around my body, Violet Kupersmith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069913687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780861541843
Lccn
jb2021064289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1266399632

Library Locations

    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...