The Resource Queen for a day : a novel in stories, Maxine Rosaler, (ebook)

Queen for a day : a novel in stories, Maxine Rosaler, (ebook)

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Queen for a day : a novel in stories
Title
Queen for a day
Title remainder
a novel in stories
Statement of responsibility
Maxine Rosaler
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Mimi Slavitt's three-year-old son, Danny, is diagnosed with autism, she finds herself in a world nearly as isolating as her son's. It is a position she shares only with mothers like herself, women chosen against their will for lives of sacrifice and martyrdom. Searching for miracles, begging for the help of heartless bureaucracies while arranging every minute of every day for children who can never be left alone, they exist in a state of perpetual crisis, normal life always just out of reach. In chapters told from Mimi's point of view and theirs, these women emerge as conflicted, complex individuals, totally unsuited for sainthood, often dreaming of the day they can just walk away. Taking its title from the 1950s reality TV show in which the contestants-housewives living lives filled with pain and suffering-competed with one another for deluxe refrigerators and sets of stainless steel silverware, Queen for a Day portrays a group of imperfect women coping under enormous pressure
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Rosaler, Maxine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Autistic children
  • Mother and child
Target audience
adult
Label
Queen for a day : a novel in stories, Maxine Rosaler, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504054577
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12177852
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12177852
System control number
MWT12177852
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Queen for a day : a novel in stories, Maxine Rosaler, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504054577
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12177852
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12177852
System control number
MWT12177852
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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