The Resource Strange heaven

Strange heaven

Label
Strange heaven
Title
Strange heaven
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Coady
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She's depressed, they say. Apathetic. Bridget Murphy, almost eighteen, has had it with her zany family. When she is transferred to the psych ward after giving birth and putting her baby up for adoption, it is a welcome relief - even with the manic ranting of a teen stripper and come-ons of another delusional inmate. But this oasis of relative calm is short-lived. Christmas is coming, and Uncle Albert arrives to whisk her back to the bedlam of home and the booze-soaked social life that got her into trouble in the first place. Her grandmother raves from her bed, banging the wall with a bedpan through a litany of profanities. Her father curses while her mother tries to keep the lid on developmentally delayed Uncle Rollie. The baby's father wants to sue her, and her friends don't get that she's changed
Member of
Summary
This story of teenage pregnancy chronicles the trials of 18-year-old Bridget Murphy, a young girl who is sent to the psych ward of the Halifax children's hospital after the traumatic birth of her infant son. Though Bridget deals with colourful characters behind locked doors in the ward, like the manic teenaged stripper or the megalomaniac who makes constant sexual advances, when she is discharged it is hardly an escape with her 100-year-old foul-mouthed grandmother or her verbally abusive boyfriend looking to sue her for giving up the baby.
Award
  • Atlantic (Canada) Independent Booksellers' Choice Award, 1999.
  • Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction (Nova Scotia), 1999.
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206047
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1970-
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Coady, Lynn
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
GLE library
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  • Unmarried mothers
  • Birthparents
  • Depressed persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange heaven
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12371594
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780864926913
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12371594
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12371594
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Strange heaven
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12371594
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780864926913
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12371594
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12371594
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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