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The Resource Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

Label
Blue asylum : a novel
Title
Blue asylum
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Hepinstall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid the mayhem of the American Civil War, a Virginia plantation wife is put on trial by her slaveholder husband. Iris Dunleavy is convicted of madness by a Virginia judge; it is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good compliant wife. But Iris knows her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of disagreeing with him on Southern notions of justice, cruelty, and property. On a remote Florida island, a pompous superintendent heads this asylum populated by wonderful characters, including his self-diagnosing twelve-year-old son, a woman who swallows anything in sight, and Ambrose Weller, a Confederate soldier whose memories terrorize him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue, but whose gentleness and dark eyes beckon to Iris. The institution calls itself modern, but Iris is skeptical of its methods, particularly the dreaded "water treatment." In this isolated place, she finds love with Ambrose. But can she take him with her if she escapes? Will there be anything for them to make a life from, back home? This novel is the story of a spirited woman, a wounded soldier, their impossible love, and the call of freedom
Summary
Arrested and declared insane for seeking justice for her plantation owner husband's slaves at the height of the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy endures a lengthy institutional "rehabilitation" under the eye of a pompous superintendent
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10090110
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hepinstall, Kathy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E577
LC item number
B58 2012
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Plantation owners' spouses
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Asylums
  • Virginia
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • American Civil War
  • Asylums
  • Plantation owners' spouses
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Virginia
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Virginia
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780547712079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011029653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)744294395
Label
Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780547712079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011029653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)744294395

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