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The Resource During Mother's Absence, Michele Roberts

During Mother's Absence, Michele Roberts

Label
During Mother's Absence
Title
During Mother's Absence
Statement of responsibility
Michele Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the winner of the 1993 W.H. Smith Literary Award and shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize with her sixth novel "Daughters of the House", this is a collection of the author's short stories.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Roberts, Michele
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Summary expansion
Subversive, sensual tales, wise and witty fictions; this collection of short stories from one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists is by turns shockingly delicious and soberingly disquieting. When mother is away taboos are breached, the untouchables embraced and the forbidden tasted.In 'Laundry' a poor, plain girl takes devilish pleasure in outwitting the pious monks and nuns she washes for. In the haunting, powerful fable 'Anger' a young woman, branded by fire at birth by her mother is scarred- and blessed- for life. In the highly sensuous 'Taking it Easy' a mother with writers block finds an escape from the slavery of her twin enemies by turning them into food for thought. And in the beautiful, arresting 'God's House' a young girl faces the ultimate mother's absence
Target audience
general
Label
During Mother's Absence, Michele Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0000369486
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781853817977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
During Mother's Absence, Michele Roberts
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0000369486
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781853817977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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