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Straying : a novel, Molly McCloskey

Label
Straying : a novel
Title
Straying
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Molly McCloskey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From "an extravagantly gifted writer who deserves to be widely read" (Rachel Cusk, The Telegraph), this intimate, quietly stunning novel tells the story of a young American expat who settles in Ireland in the late 1980s, marries, and lives through the consequences of an affair. Alice, a young American, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments--except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. Alice falls in love with an Irishman, marries him, and settles down in a place whose customs she struggles to understand. In the course of a single hot summer, she embarks on an affair that breaks her marriage and sets her life on a new course. Years later, after working in war zones around the world, and in the immediate aftermath of her mother's death, Alice finds herself back in Ireland and contemplating the forces that led her to put down roots and then tear them up again. What drew her to her husband, and what pulled her away? Was her husband strangely complicit in the affair? Was she always under surveillance by friends and neighbors who knew more than they let on? "Molly McCloskey is one of Ireland's finest writers" (Colum McCann) and Straying is at once a gripping account of passion and ambivalence and an exquisite rumination on the things that matter most: the definition of love, the value of family, and the meaning of home"--
  • "A novel about a young American living in Ireland who marries a local and then begins an affair"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCloskey, Molly
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A26164
LC item number
W44 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Marriage
  • Adultery
  • Ireland
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Adultery
  • Americans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Marriage
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Ireland
Label
Straying : a novel, Molly McCloskey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2017 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK as When Light Is Like Water "--Title page verso
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
ocn989963751
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781501172472
Lccn
2017050606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963751
Label
Straying : a novel, Molly McCloskey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2017 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK as When Light Is Like Water "--Title page verso
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
ocn989963751
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781501172472
Lccn
2017050606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963751

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