The Resource We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas

Label
We are not ourselves
Title
We are not ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. The result is a powerfully affecting work of art; one that reminds us that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats, that we live to love and be loved, and that we should tell each other so before the moment slips away. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3620.H63513
LC item number
W4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Label
We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
17954054
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414
Label
We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas
Publication
Note
"A novel"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
17954054
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414

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