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The Resource We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas

Label
We are not ourselves
Title
We are not ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
GZD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Matthew
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.H63513 ǂb W4 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Families
  • Domestic fiction
Label
We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 14-page Simon & Schuster Reading Group Guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911139728
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
620 pages
Isbn
9781476756677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911139728
Label
We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 14-page Simon & Schuster Reading Group Guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911139728
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
620 pages
Isbn
9781476756677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911139728

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