The Resource The gypsy moth summer, Julia Fierro

The gypsy moth summer, Julia Fierro

Label
The gypsy moth summer
Title
The gypsy moth summer
Statement of responsibility
Julia Fierro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the summer of 1992 and a gypsy moth invasion blankets Avalon Island. Ravenous caterpillars disrupt early summer serenity on Avalon, an islet off the coast of Long Island--dropping onto novels left open on picnic blankets, crawling across the T-shirts of children playing games of tag and capture the flag in the island's leafy woods. The caterpillars become a relentless topic of island conversation and the inescapable soundtrack of the season. It is also the summer Leslie Day Marshall--only daughter of Avalon's most prominent family--returns with her husband, a botanist, and their children to live in "The Castle," the island's grandest estate. Leslie's husband Jules is African-American, and their children bi-racial, and islanders from both sides of the tracks form fast and dangerous opinions about the new arrivals. Maddie Pencott LaRosa straddles those tracks: a teen queen with roots in the tony precincts of East Avalon and the crowded working class corner of West Avalon, home to Grudder Aviation factory, the island's bread-and-butter and birthplace of generations of bombers and war machines. Maddie falls in love with Brooks, Leslie's and Jules' son, and that love feels as urgent to Maddie as the questions about the new and deadly cancers showing up across the island. Could Grudder Aviation, the pride of the island--and its patriarch, the Colonel--be to blame? As the gypsy moths burst from cocoons in flocks that seem to eclipse the sun, Maddie's and Brooks' passion for each other grows and she begins planning a life for them off Avalon Island"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fierro, Julia,
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.I368
LC item number
G97 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • City and town life
Label
The gypsy moth summer, Julia Fierro
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9781250087515
Lccn
2017002670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2017002670
  • 2018039
Label
The gypsy moth summer, Julia Fierro
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9781250087515
Lccn
2017002670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2017002670
  • 2018039

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