The Resource Church of Marvels : a novel, Leslie Parry

Church of Marvels : a novel, Leslie Parry

Label
Church of Marvels : a novel
Title
Church of Marvels
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Parry
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all. New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs. Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother's spectacular Coney Island sideshow. But the Church has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in its ashes. Now Belle, the family's star, has vanished into the bowels of Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and desperate to find her. A young woman named Alphie awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell's Lunatic Asylum-sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband's vile, overbearing mother. On the ward she meets another young woman of ethereal beauty who does not speak, a girl with an extraordinary talent that might save them both. As these strangers' lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York-a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger. In magnetic, luminous prose, Leslie Parry offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past in a narrative of astonishing beauty, full of wondrous enchantments, a marvelous debut that will leave readers breathless
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1979-
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Parry, Leslie
Dewey number
813.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Denice Stradling
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Stradling, Denice
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  • N.Y. City Lunatic Asylum
  • Young women
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Church of Marvels : a novel, Leslie Parry
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11588045
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780062404848
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588045
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11588045
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Church of Marvels : a novel, Leslie Parry
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11588045
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062404848
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588045
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11588045
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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