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The Resource Barren Island : a novel, Carol Zoref

Barren Island : a novel, Carol Zoref

Label
Barren Island : a novel
Title
Barren Island
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carol Zoref
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How does one remember a world that literally no longer exists? How do the moral imperatives to do so correspond to the personal needs that make it possible? Told from the point-of-view of Marta Eisenstein Lane on the occasion of her 80th birthday, Barren Island is the story of a factory island in New York's Jamaica Bay, where the city's dead horses and other large animals were rendered into glue and fertilizer from the mid-19th century until the 1930's. The island itself is as central to the story as the members of the Jewish, Greek, Italian, Irish, and African-American factory families that inhabit it, including those who live their entire lives steeped in the smell of burning animal flesh. The story begins with the arrival of the Eisenstein family, immigrants from Eastern Europe, and explores how the political and social upheavals of the 1930's affect them and their neighbors in the years between the stock market crash of October 1929 and the start of World War II ten years later. Labor strife, union riots, the New Deal, the World's Fair, and the struggle to save European Jews from the growing threat of Nazi terror inform this novel as much as the explosion of civil and social liberties between the two World Wars. Barren Island, finally, is a novel in which the existence of God is argued with a God that may no longer exist or, perhaps, never did"--Amazon.com
Member of
Awards note
Winner of the AWP Award for the Novel
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoref, Carol
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.O74
LC item number
B37 2017eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New Issues Poetry & Prose
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamaica Bay (N.Y.)
  • FICTION
  • Bildungsromans
  • Atlantic Ocean
Label
Barren Island : a novel, Carol Zoref
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007521803
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unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781936970568
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007521803
Label
Barren Island : a novel, Carol Zoref
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007521803
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781936970568
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1f11f7b8-fd30-4573-b173-b7534e543ae9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007521803

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