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The Resource Why did I ever : a novel, Mary Robison

Why did I ever : a novel, Mary Robison

Label
Why did I ever : a novel
Title
Why did I ever
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Robison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three husbands have left her. I.R.S. agents are whamming on her door. And her beloved cat has gone missing. She's back and forth between Melanie, her secluded Southern town, and L.A., where she has a weakening grasp on her job as a script doctor. Having been sacked by most of the studios and convinced that her dealings with Hollywood have fractured her personality, Money Breton talks to herself nonstop. She glues and hammers and paints every item in her place. She forges loving inscriptions in all her books. Through it all, there is her darling puzzling daughter who lives close by but seems ever beyond reach, and her son, the damaged victim of a violent crime under police protection in New York. While both her children seem to be losing all their battles, Money tries for ways and reasons to keep battling. Why Did I Ever is a book of piercing intellect and belligerent humor. Since its first publication in 2002 it has had a profound impact, not only on Robison's devoted following, but on the shape of the contemporary novel itself
Member of
Awards note
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robison, Mary
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O317
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • FICTION
  • Middle-aged women
Label
Why did I ever : a novel, Mary Robison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1009064338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619029675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1044450
  • e0ce10d2-c41e-43ea-90da-77b6f393d76c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009064338
Label
Why did I ever : a novel, Mary Robison
Publication
Copyright
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
1009064338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619029675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1044450
  • e0ce10d2-c41e-43ea-90da-77b6f393d76c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009064338

Library Locations

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