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The Resource The burning girl : a novel, Claire Messud

The burning girl : a novel, Claire Messud

Label
The burning girl : a novel
Title
The burning girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood's imaginary worlds and painful adult reality - crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence. Claire Messud, one of the finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way. -- from back cover
Summary
Two lifelong friends find their relationship tested as their paths diverge during adolescence as one of the pair embarks on a dangerous journey
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
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10572971
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Messud, Claire
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E8134
LC item number
B87 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Adolescence
  • Massachusetts
  • Coming of age
  • FICTION
  • Adolescence
  • Female friendship
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The burning girl : a novel, Claire Messud
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780393356052
Lccn
2017017334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971361913
Label
The burning girl : a novel, Claire Messud
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780393356052
Lccn
2017017334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971361913

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