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The Resource Eggshells : a novel, Catriona Lally

Eggshells : a novel, Catriona Lally

Label
Eggshells : a novel
Title
Eggshells
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Catriona Lally
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A whimsical, touching story about loneliness, friendship and hope ... Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in -- never has -- because, she believes, she is a changeling, a fairy left on earth to be raised by humans. Now, as an adult living alone in a house in Dublin left to her by her great aunt, she longs to return to the other world where she feels she really belongs. The thing is, she's not sure where the portal to fairy land is, so she's forced to search Dublin. That routine, meticulously mapped out on parchment paper, takes her all over the city, and into encounters with nosy neighbours, persnickety social workers, and her condescending older sister, also named Vivian -- the Vivian, in fact, whom she was supposed to replace. But Vivian's OCD-like tendencies make those encounters rather strained, so she's left to her own devices as she searches for the way home -- and makes lists in her journal, shops for the main staple of her diet, candy, and posts 'wanted' advertisements for anyone willing to be her friend so long as they are named Penelope. In the end, Caitriona Lally offers readers an exhilaratingly fresh take on the Irish love for lyricism, humor, and inventive wordplay in a book that is, in itself, deeply charming, and deeply moving
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6112.A485
LC item number
E38 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
Eggshells : a novel, Catriona Lally
Instantiates
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781612195971
Lccn
2016024545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2016024545
  • 1973251
Label
Eggshells : a novel, Catriona Lally
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781612195971
Lccn
2016024545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2016024545
  • 1973251

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