Coverart for item
The Resource Patsy : a novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn

Patsy : a novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn

Label
Patsy : a novel
Title
Patsy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Jamaican woman leaves her daughter behind to immigrate to New York, where the happier life she expected is difficult to find as an undocumented worker --
  • When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, she looks forward leaving Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where they were raised. Her plans don't include her overzealous, evangelical mother-- or her own five-year-old daughter, Tru. When Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, she survives as an undocumented immigrant, working as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality, and trying desperately to empathize with her mother's decision. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Receiving her long-coveted visa to America, Patsy leaves behind her family in Jamaica, only to discover that life as an undocumented immigrant is not what her best friend had described
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2019
Assigning source
adapted from jacket description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781450
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E58657
LC item number
P38 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization in women
  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Jamaicans
  • Immigrants
  • Sexual minorities
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Patsy : a novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn
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 edition.
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9781631495632
Lccn
2018055787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1054000541
  • (OCoLC)1054000541
Label
Patsy : a novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn
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 edition.
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9781631495632
Lccn
2018055787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1054000541
  • (OCoLC)1054000541

Library Locations

    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
Processing Feedback ...