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The Resource Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados ; with an afterword by Gloria Steinem

Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados ; with an afterword by Gloria Steinem

Label
Walking the dog : a novel
Title
Walking the dog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Swados ; with an afterword by Gloria Steinem
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester--renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection--is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation. When finally let loose onto the streets of New York, she finds a job wrestling spoiled canines as a dog walker in Manhattan's most elite neighborhoods, relating better with their brutish instincts than with their human owners. Determined to also prove herself a real person, Carleen tries to reconnect with her estranged and ferociously Orthodox daughter. Amid the strained brunch dates, unsent letters, and the continuing trauma of prison, Carleen begins a slow and halting process of self-discovery. Strikingly funny and self aware, this belated coming-of-age novel asks the question: How do you restart after crashing your first chance at life?
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swados, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.W17
LC item number
W35 2016eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization in women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Parent and adult child
  • Ex-convicts
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • PETS
  • Ex-convicts
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Parent and adult child
  • Self-realization in women
  • New York (State)
Label
Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados ; with an afterword by Gloria Steinem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
949752892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781558619227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5d96080f-e042-48c3-b593-9cb7ade799f5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949752892
Label
Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados ; with an afterword by Gloria Steinem
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
949752892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781558619227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5d96080f-e042-48c3-b593-9cb7ade799f5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949752892

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