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The Resource Cost, Roxana Robinson

Cost, Roxana Robinson

Label
Cost
Title
Cost
Statement of responsibility
Roxana Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Julia Lambert is spending the summer in Maine with her elderly father, a domineering neurosurgeon, and mother, a gentle soul succumbing to Alzheimer's. Julia's oldest son, Steven, joins the clan as tragic news surfaces: her second son, Jack, is addicted to heroin. Ex-husband Wendell, Julia's distant sister Harriet and Jack himself soon arrive, and intervention is on the agenda
  • The author's unrelenting look at the deep physical and mental distress involved in heroin abuse is not for the faint of heart, with key portions of the drama unfolding through descriptions of Jack's perpetually itching skin, twitching muscles, heaving stomach, needle-tracked arms and addled brain
Summary
Settling into her parents' home in Maine hoping to help them with their respective health challenges, art professor Julie Lambert is shattered by the discovery of her son's heroin addiction
Theme
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
254918
Cataloging source
DLC
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Robinson, Roxana
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Parent and adult child
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Heroin abuse
  • Families
  • Middle-aged women
Target audience
adult
Label
Cost, Roxana Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
647 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410412379
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2008043149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn263146719
  • OCoLC
Label
Cost, Roxana Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
647 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410412379
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2008043149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn263146719
  • OCoLC

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