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The Resource The misfortune of Marion Palm, a novel by Emily Culliton

The misfortune of Marion Palm, a novel by Emily Culliton

Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm
Title
The misfortune of Marion Palm
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Emily Culliton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Culliton, Emily
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.U5848
LC item number
M57 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embezzlement
  • Families
  • Female offenders
Target audience
adult
Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm, a novel by Emily Culliton
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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781524731908
Lccn
2017006599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 964295294
  • (OCoLC)964295294
Label
The misfortune of Marion Palm, a novel by Emily Culliton
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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781524731908
Lccn
2017006599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 964295294
  • (OCoLC)964295294

Library Locations

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