The Resource Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester

Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester

Label
Shtum : a novel
Title
Shtum
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jem Lester
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this darkly funny and emotive debut, Ben Jewell has hit a breaking point. His profoundly autistic ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken, and Ben and his wife Emma are struggling to cope. When Ben and Emma fake a separation--a strategic, yet ill-advised, decision to further Jonah's case in an upcoming tribunal to determine the future of his education--father and son are forced to move in with Georg, Ben's elderly and cantankerous father. In a small house in north London, three generations of men--one who can't talk; two who won't--are thrown together. As Ben confronts single fatherhood, he must battle a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons to advocate for his son, learning some harsh lessons about accountability from his own father along the way. As the tribunal draws near, Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history, and misunderstanding are finally untangled."--Amazon.com
Summary
Ten-year-old Jonah has never spoken. When he and his father, Ben, are forced to move in with Ben's elderly father, three generations of men - one who can't talk; two who won't - are thrown together. Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history and misunderstanding are finally untangled
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10517290
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lester, Jem,
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6112.E775
LC item number
S55 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parents of autistic children
  • Fathers and sons
  • Autistic youth
Target audience
adult
Label
Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester
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.
Control code
961156666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781468314724
Lccn
2017002703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester
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.
Control code
961156666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781468314724
Lccn
2017002703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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