The Resource The romantic : a novel, Barbara Gowdy

The romantic : a novel, Barbara Gowdy

Label
The romantic : a novel
Title
The romantic
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Gowdy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of The White Bone, a piercing novel of passionate attachment and of the fear and freedom of letting go. Louise Kirk learns about love and loss at an early age. When she is nine years old, her former beauty queen mother disappears, leaving a note that reads only, and incorrectly, Louise knows how to work the washing machine. Soon after, the Richters and their adopted son, Abel, move in across the street. Louise's immediate devotion to the exotic, motherly Mrs. Richter is quickly transferred to her nature-loving, precociously intelligent son. From this childhood friendship, evolves a love that will bind Louise and Abel forever. Though Abel moves away, Louise's attachment becomes ever more fixed as she grows up. Separations are followed by reunions, but with every turn of their fractured relationship, Louise discovers that Abel cannot love her as fiercely and exclusively as she loves him. Only when she faces another great loss is Louise finally forced to confront the costs of abandoning herself to another. Skillfully interweaving the stories of Louise and Abel at different ages, Barbara Gowdy produces a powerful exploration of love's many incarnations: a motherless daughter who yearns to be adopted, a husband eternally linked to a wife who has left him, a girl bewitched by the boy next door, a woman who refuses to let go of a magnetic, elusive man. Haunting and profound, The Romantic is a story about love in all its exquisite variations
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Midwest
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Gowdy, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Young women
  • Maternal deprivation
  • Motherless families
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Runaway wives
  • Neighborhoods
Target audience
adult
Label
The romantic : a novel, Barbara Gowdy
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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
MWT14933569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781466829602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14933569
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14933569
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The romantic : a novel, Barbara Gowdy
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
MWT14933569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781466829602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14933569
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14933569
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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