The Resource Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont

Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont

Label
Among the ten thousand things
Title
Among the ten thousand things
Statement of responsibility
Julia Pierpont
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s. With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can’t possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life—their brittleness, and their resilience
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierpont, Julia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.I365
LC item number
A83 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Sculptors
  • Ballet dancers
  • Daughters
  • Adultery
  • Family
Label
Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont
Instantiates
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886879332
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812995220
Lccn
2014024453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Among the ten thousand things, Julia Pierpont
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886879332
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812995220
Lccn
2014024453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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