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The Resource American stranger : a novel, David Plante

American stranger : a novel, David Plante

Label
American stranger : a novel
Title
American stranger
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Plante
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brought up in a secularized Jewish household on Manhattan's upper Eastside, Nancy Green knows suspiciously little about her parents' past. She knows they were World War II Jewish refugees who were able to escape Germany with precious family heirlooms that are constant reminders of a lost life and world Nancy knows very little about. The longing she has for some kind of spiritual connection first leads her into an encounter with an Hassidic Jewish man who, unable to find meaning in his own religion, has taken vows to becomes a monk; and then an involvement with a Catholic boy in Boston where she is studying for her masters degree in English literature. Yvon, trying to escape the clutches of Catholicism and his overbearing mother, finds temporary refuge in Nancy and sees her as an escape from the insular enclave of Franco-Americans where he has spent most of his life. Their highly erotic, tempestuous relationship is frightening to both of them and a tragedy in Yvon's life eventually pulls them apart. Devastated by the breakup, Nancy ends up marrying a Jewish man from London, hoping to find herself with a man of her own religion. However, this new relationship, pale in comparison to her relationship with Yvon, ends very sadly and regrettably, inspiring Nancy to go back to Boston to track down the man who, she realizes, is the great love of her life. -- amazon.com
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.L257
LC item number
A826 2018
Literary form
novels
Label
American stranger : a novel, David Plante
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1018474152
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781883285739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781883285739
  • (OCoLC)1018474152
Label
American stranger : a novel, David Plante
Publication
Copyright
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
on1018474152
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781883285739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781883285739
  • (OCoLC)1018474152

Library Locations

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      42.808951 -70.8711658
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