The Resource A gate at the stairs, by Lorrie Moore

A gate at the stairs, by Lorrie Moore

Label
A gate at the stairs
Title
A gate at the stairs
Statement of responsibility
by Lorrie Moore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her dazzling new novel -- her first in more than a decade -- Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love. As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer-- his "Keltjin potatoes" are justifyably famous-- has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed
Summary
In the Midwest just after the September 11 attacks, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin comes of age amid such challenges as racism, the War on Terror, and cruelty in the name of love, as she leaves her family's farm to attend college and takes a part-time job as a nanny
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10064636
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Moore, Lorrie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3563.O6225
LC item number
G37 2009ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mia Barron
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BBC Audiobooks America
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True
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  • Nannies
  • Families
  • Adopted children
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A gate at the stairs, by Lorrie Moore
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 12:00:08
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn465223567
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792768395
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
3BFD6D3C-4FB1-49DC-948B-035F1753058E
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 172531 KB; MP3 file size: 338124 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A gate at the stairs, by Lorrie Moore
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 12:00:08
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn465223567
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792768395
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
3BFD6D3C-4FB1-49DC-948B-035F1753058E
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 172531 KB; MP3 file size: 338124 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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