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The Resource Away : a novel, Amy Bloom

Away : a novel, Amy Bloom

Label
Away : a novel
Title
Away
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amy Bloom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moll Flanders in America, this epic, intimate novel follows a young Russian immigrant determined to make her way - and find her daughter - in the hip, harsh 1920s. On a morning in 1924, a young woman rises from the floor of her family's small home in Belorussia to find her parents and her husband slaughtered beside her and her infant daughter, Sophie, missing. When her aunt tells her the baby is dead, Lillian emigrates to America. She is working as a seamstress at the Yiddish Theater and enjoying cafe society when a cousin arrives and insists that her daughter is still alive - in Siberia. Lillian cannot stop dreaming of Sophie; she feels she must get to Russia, yet she can't afford the passage. Her only friend, an actor turned tailor, steals atlases from the New York Public Library and sews them into an overcoat for her. She crosses North America by rail, truck, and foot, encountering drifters, wardens, pimps, missionaries, and tattoo artists. From Dawson City, Alaska, she sets sail for Russia. She falls in love, falls in with the wrong people, leaps before she looks, hopes hard, and refuses to give up. Inspired by a true story, Away is Moll Flanders in America and Odysseus in the Jazz Age: big, wide, brilliantly imagined, unexpectedly funny, and unforgettable
Summary
Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter Sophie might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New York's Lower East Side to Seattle's Jazz District, Alaska, and along the Telegraph Trail toward Siberia to find the missing girl
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169903
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Amy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L6378
LC item number
A95 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Theater, Yiddish
  • Missing children
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Away : a novel, Amy Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781400063567
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006049747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 74354060
  • (OCoLC)74354060
Label
Away : a novel, Amy Bloom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781400063567
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006049747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 74354060
  • (OCoLC)74354060

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