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The Resource The other typist, Suzanne Rindell

The other typist, Suzanne Rindell

Label
The other typist
Title
The other typist
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Rindell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rose Baker seals men's fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee. This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies. Yet prudish Rose is stuck in the fading light of yesteryear, searching for the nurturing companionship that eluded her childhood. When glamorous Odalie, a new girl, joins the typing pool, despite her best intentions Rose falls under Odalie's spell. As the two women navigate between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night and their work at the station by day, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie's high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover
Summary
Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176786
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The other typist, Suzanne Rindell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399161469
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013000995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840609040
  • ocn840609040
  • OCoLC
Label
The other typist, Suzanne Rindell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399161469
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013000995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840609040
  • ocn840609040
  • OCoLC

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