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The Resource Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski

Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski

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Left : a novel
Title
Left
Title remainder
a novel
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Tamar Ossowski
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Author
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Language
en
Summary
A 'haunting, sometimes harrowing' novel that examines the difficult decision a mother must make on behalf of her autistic child. Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn't dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine. She promises . . . and they believe. Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything. Therese immediately knows what she has to do. She cannot delay what she has planned, and she cannot find the words to explain her heartbreaking decision to her daughters. She considers her responsibilities, her girls, and her promise. Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. She goes on the run with one daughter . . . and abandons the other. Left is told from the perspectives of Franny, the autistic sister who is left behind; Matilda, the troubled older sister who vows to go back and save her; and Therese, a mother on the run
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
42882977
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781634502276
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42882977
  • (Sirsi) 42882977
Label
Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
42882977
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781634502276
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42882977
  • (Sirsi) 42882977

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