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The Resource Orchid & the wasp : a novel, Caoilinn Hughes

Orchid & the wasp : a novel, Caoilinn Hughes

Label
Orchid & the wasp : a novel
Title
Orchid & the wasp
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Caoilinn Hughes
Title variation
Orchid and the wasp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic proportions in the form of one Gael Foess. A tough, thoughtful, and savvy opportunist, Gael is determined to live life on her own terms. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael learns early how a person's ambitions and ideals can be compromised-- and she refuses to let her vulnerable, unwell younger brother, Guthrie, suffer such sacrifices. When Gael's financier father walks out on them during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow. And a fateful incident prevents Guthrie from finishing high school. Determined not to let her loved-ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the coke-dusted social clubs of London and Manhattan's gallery scene, always working an angle, but beginning to become a stranger to those who love her. Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury. It challenges bootstraps morality with questions of what we owe one another and what we earn. A first novel of astonishing talent, Orchid & the Wasp announces Caoilinn Hughes as one of the most exciting literary writers working today
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10677157
Cataloging source
CNWPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Caoilinn
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.U3885
LC item number
O73 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Occupy movement
Target audience
adult
Label
Orchid & the wasp : a novel, Caoilinn Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 United States edition.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781524761103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035944643
  • (OCoLC)1035944643
Label
Orchid & the wasp : a novel, Caoilinn Hughes
Publication
Copyright
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 United States edition.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781524761103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035944643
  • (OCoLC)1035944643

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