The Resource More, Austin Clarke

More, Austin Clarke

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Austin Clarke
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Language
eng
Summary
"At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basement apartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex of memory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting exposé of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. While she struggled to make ends meet, her deadbeat husband, Bertram, abandoned her for a better life in New York. Left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility. As she summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles-- and her own weaknesses-- the book quietly builds into its crescendo. Eventually Idora finds her way back into the light with a courage that is both remarkable and unforgettable..."--dust cover flap
Summary
At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison, a Caribbean immigrant who has been abandoned by her husband, collapses in her basement apartment and for four days and nights retreats into a vortex of memory and pain
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Tone
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Award
Toronto Book Awards, 2009.
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289798
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
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Clarke, Austin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Immigrants
  • Caribbean Americans
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
More, Austin Clarke
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780061772412
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/505783
  • OCoLC
Label
More, Austin Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780061772412
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/505783
  • OCoLC

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