The Resource Not for everyday use : a memoir, Elizabeth Nunez

Not for everyday use : a memoir, Elizabeth Nunez

Label
Not for everyday use : a memoir
Title
Not for everyday use
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Nunez
Title variation
Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the "sterner stuff" of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. But Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism, by the Catholic Church's prohibition of artificial birth control which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation (her mother gets pregnant fourteen times: nine live births and five miscarriages which almost kill her), and by what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the "privilege of skin color" in his mother's Caribbean island homeland where "the brown-skinned classes...came to fetishize their lightness." Still, a fierce love holds this family together, and the passionate, though complex, love Nunez's parents have for each other will remind readers of the passion between the aging lovers in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Written in exquisite prose by a writer the New York Times Book Review calls "a master at pacing and plotting," Not for Everyday Use is a page-turner that readers will find impossible to put down
Is part of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elizabeth, Nunez
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.U48
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nunez, Elizabeth
  • African American novelists
  • African American novelists
  • College teachers
  • Immigrants
  • Trinidadian Americans
  • Racism
Label
Not for everyday use : a memoir, Elizabeth Nunez
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ebs2889510e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306774178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Not for everyday use : a memoir, Elizabeth Nunez
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ebs2889510e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306774178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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