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The vexations, Caitlin Horrocks

Label
The vexations
Title
The vexations
Statement of responsibility
Caitlin Horrocks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Erik Satie begins life with every possible advantage. But after the dual blows of his mother's early death and his father's breakdown upend his childhood, Erik and his younger siblings - Louise and Conrad - are scattered. Later, as an ambitious young composer, Erik flings himself into the Parisian art scene, aiming for greatness but achieving only notoriety. As the years, then decades, pass, he alienates those in his circle as often as he inspires them, lashing out at friends and lovers like Claude Debussy and Suzanne Valadon. Only Louise and Conrad are steadfast allies. Together they strive to maintain their faith in their brother's talent and hold fast the badly frayed threads of family. But in a journey that will take her from Normandy to Paris to Argentina, Louise is rocked by a severe loss that ultimately forces her into a reckoning with how Erik - obsessed with his art and hungry for fame - will never be the brother she's wished for. With her buoyant, vivid reimagination of an iconic artist's eventful life, Caitlin Horrocks has written a captivating and ceaselessly entertaining novel about the tenacious bonds of family and the costs of greatness, both to ourselves and to those we love."--
Summary
Devoted to her talented composer brother after becoming orphaned in childhood, Louise is forced to confront the realities of her brother's obsessions in the wake of a devastating loss
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Flyleaf
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785380
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horrocks, Caitlin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O7687
LC item number
V49 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satie, Erik
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The vexations, Caitlin Horrocks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
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
451 pages
Isbn
9780316316910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1109388108
  • (OCoLC)1109388108
Label
The vexations, Caitlin Horrocks
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
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
451 pages
Isbn
9780316316910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1109388108
  • (OCoLC)1109388108

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