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The Resource A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

Label
A wild winter swan : a novel
Title
A wild winter swan
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative's financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman's heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood
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Maguire, Gregory
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American families
  • Swans
  • Teenage girls
  • Grandparent and child
  • Life change events
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
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
p2251575070
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
290 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063028890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
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
p2251575070
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
290 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063028890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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