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The Resource A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

Label
A wild winter swan : a novel
Title
A wild winter swan
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative's financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman's heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maguire, Gregory
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A3535
LC item number
W55 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Grandparent and child
  • Italian American families
  • Life change events
  • Swans
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
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
Control code
1136965728
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780062980793
Lccn
2020005502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1136965728
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1136965728
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780062980793
Lccn
2020005502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1136965728

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