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The Resource Improvement : a novel, Joan Silber

Improvement : a novel, Joan Silber

Label
Improvement : a novel
Title
Improvement
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far- off places--and loves--around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection, repayment, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe said "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power," and Improvement is Silber's most shining achievement"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Silber, Joan,
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I414
LC item number
I46 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Aunts
Label
Improvement : a novel, Joan Silber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781619029606
Lccn
2017025010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2017025010
  • 2091725
Label
Improvement : a novel, Joan Silber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781619029606
Lccn
2017025010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2017025010
  • 2091725

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