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The Resource Untying the moon : a novel, Ellen Malphrus ; foreword by Pat Conroy

Untying the moon : a novel, Ellen Malphrus ; foreword by Pat Conroy

Label
Untying the moon : a novel
Title
Untying the moon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Malphrus ; foreword by Pat Conroy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bailey Martin is in perpetual motion--a child of the South Carolina lowcountry tides, being pulled to and from a reckoning with destiny. A marine biologist by training and an artist by dedication and talent, Bailey is a woman of contradictions, at once a free-spirited adventurer giving deeply of herself to environmental causes and familial loyalties but also consumed by primal, isolating appetites and dangerous attractions. Restless and troubled, Bailey chafes at her existence, becoming uneasy in her success, her life, and her own skin. Untying the Moon, the debut novel from southern storyteller Ellen Malphrus, is a vibrant tale of self-discovery, approaching the realms of myth and lore as readers ride shotgun with Bailey in Blue Ruby, her '67 Skylark convertible, from Manhattan down the eastern seaboard, from coastal Carolina to the Alaskan wilderness and back again, all in search of the embrace of love and--finally--of home. When Bailey trades the freedom of the road for a relationship with Padgett Turner, a Vietnam veteran haunted by his past, she finds the compelling possibility of settling into one place and one relationship. But the weight of Padgett's emotional scars is too much for either to bear, even together. As Padgett's darkness escalates, a moment of horrific violence pulls Bailey homeward to the Jericho River of Kirk's Bluff, South Carolina--a river of dolphins, dreams, and portents. In her lifelong friendship with neighbor Ben Simmons and under the sheltering gaze of her fisherman father, Cecil, and Ben's parents, George and Retta, Bailey uncovers the healing connections she had been seeking elsewhere and earns her chance at the truest prize of all--a balance between her dedication to her inner life and responsibilities to the outer world. Recalling the writings of James Dickey, Jack Kerouac, Jack London, Pat Conroy, Mary Alice Monroe, and Lee Smith, Untying the Moon explores the redemptive powers of home, nature, creation, and storytelling itself. With prose that ebbs and flows from the lyrical and lush to the staccato and sparse, Malphrus's novel is rich with classical allusions and regional folklore, the enrapturing beauty of its settings, a racially and geographically diverse charismatic cast, and all the mystery and magic of fate. New York Times best-selling writer and Story River Books editor at large Pat Conroy provides a foreword to the novel"--
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Malphrus, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A49
LC item number
U58 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Story River Books
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  • Self-realization in women
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Self-realization in women
Label
Untying the moon : a novel, Ellen Malphrus ; foreword by Pat Conroy
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Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Prologue -- PART I: DAUGHTER OF MOTION -- High Tide and High Time -- The Edge of Heaven -- Pass by Home -- PART II: SOMEBODY ELSE'S SONG -- Chances Are -- Barrow -- Winter Songs -- Bearing Straight -- Delicate Bones -- Crossing the Divide -- Another Time -- PART III: DILIGENT RIVER -- Slow Curving Destiny -- Further Reaches -- Acknowledgments
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Isbn
9781611176117
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(OCoLC)920466885
Label
Untying the moon : a novel, Ellen Malphrus ; foreword by Pat Conroy
Publication
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
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Prologue -- PART I: DAUGHTER OF MOTION -- High Tide and High Time -- The Edge of Heaven -- Pass by Home -- PART II: SOMEBODY ELSE'S SONG -- Chances Are -- Barrow -- Winter Songs -- Bearing Straight -- Delicate Bones -- Crossing the Divide -- Another Time -- PART III: DILIGENT RIVER -- Slow Curving Destiny -- Further Reaches -- Acknowledgments
Control code
920466885
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611176117
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)920466885

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