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A seahorse year, Stacey D'Erasmo

Label
A seahorse year
Title
A seahorse year
Statement of responsibility
Stacey D'Erasmo
Title variation
seahorse year
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Stacey D'Erasmo's novel is a book about a pivotal year in the life of a quintessentially modern family. In contemporary San Francisco, an extended family is transformed by the emerging breakdown of a troubled adolescent boy. The lives of those who love Christopher - his mother, Nan; her lover, Marina; his gay father, Hal; and Christopher's loyal girlfriend Tamara - are pushed to the edge by something new in him that mystifies them all. When he runs away, far into the woods of northern California, their assumptions about themselves and one another are sorely tested. They might not, they discover, be quite so modern as they once thought. Even the dried seahorses on Marina's windowpane rattle unnervingly, as if to announce a time like no other."
  • "In precise, lyrical language, A Seahorse Year explores love at the limits of bearability. It is wise about the things we do out of love that often have both redemptive and disastrous consequences. Difficult questions that have all the tough complexity of real life are asked; devastating truths are revealed in the answers."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An extended family living in San Francisco faces the approaching breakdown of a troubled adolescent boy and the tribulations caused by the difficulties of gay parenthood
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
124861
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Erasmo, Stacey
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Problem youth
  • Teenage boys
  • Gay fathers
  • Psychological fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
A seahorse year, Stacey D'Erasmo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A Mariner book
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780618618873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618618873
Label
A seahorse year, Stacey D'Erasmo
Publication
Note
A Mariner book
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780618618873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618618873

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