The Resource The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch

The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch

Label
The housemaid's daughter
Title
The housemaid's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Mutch
Title variation
housemaids daughter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa and marry the fiance she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a harsh landscape, she finds solace in her diary and the friendship of her housemaid's daughter, Ada. Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own husband and daughter. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist, and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. When Ada is compromised and finds she is expecting a mixed-race child, she flees her home, determined to spare Cathleen the knowledge of her betrayal, and the disgrace that would descend upon the family. Scorned within her own community, Ada is forced to carve a life for herself, her child, and her music. But Cathleen still believes in Ada, and risks the constraints of apartheid to search for her and persuade her to return with her daughter. Beyond the cruelty, there is love, hope - and redemption
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Tone
Writing style
Character
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10231440
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mutch, Barbara
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women pioneers
  • Apartheid
Label
The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Karoo plainsong. Leicester [England] : Matador, 2010
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 U.S. edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781250016300
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 104001895
  • 2013026243
  • DLC
Label
The housemaid's daughter, Barbara Mutch
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Karoo plainsong. Leicester [England] : Matador, 2010
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 U.S. edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781250016300
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 104001895
  • 2013026243
  • DLC

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