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The Resource Wayward, Dana Spiotta

Wayward, Dana Spiotta

Label
Wayward
Title
Wayward
Statement of responsibility
Dana Spiotta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A moving, funny, engrossing novel about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning, from the renowned author of Stone Arabia and Eat the Document On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at 52, she finds herself staring into "the Mids"--that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life--and her family--as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female difficulty--female complexity--in the age of Trump. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird, off-kilter America, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins. Tremendous new work from one of the most gifted writers of her generation"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10964771
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spiotta, Dana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.P566
LC item number
W39 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Presidents
  • Feminism
  • Suburban life
  • Syracuse (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Wayward, Dana Spiotta
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
274 pages
Isbn
9780593318737
Lccn
2020038404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1191456748
  • (OCoLC)1191456748
Label
Wayward, Dana Spiotta
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
274 pages
Isbn
9780593318737
Lccn
2020038404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1191456748
  • (OCoLC)1191456748

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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