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The Resource Devotion : a novel, Madeline Stevens

Devotion : a novel, Madeline Stevens

Label
Devotion : a novel
Title
Devotion
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Stevens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny. Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescue her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world. Ella's days are now spent tending to the baby in their elegant brownstone or on extravagant excursions with the family. Both women are just 26--but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money. Ella is mesmerized by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage. Convinced there must be a secret behind Lonnie's seemingly effortless life, Ella begins sifting through her belongings, meticulously cataloguing lipstick tubes and baby teeth and scraps of writing. All the while, Ella's resentment grows, but so does an inexplicable and dizzying attraction. Soon Ella will be immersed so deeply in her cravings--for Lonnie's lifestyle, her attention, her lovers--that she may never come up for air. Riveting, propulsive, and startling, Devotion is a masterful debut novel where mismatched power collides with blinding desire, incinerating our perceptions of femininity, lust, and privilege
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Madeline
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T489
LC item number
D48 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nannies
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Devotion : a novel, Madeline Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1051775182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062883223
Lccn
2018039841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051775182
Label
Devotion : a novel, Madeline Stevens
Publication
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
on1051775182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062883223
Lccn
2018039841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051775182

Library Locations

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