The Resource Improvement, Joan Silber

Improvement, Joan Silber

Label
Improvement
Title
Improvement
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his three-month stint in prison, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in New York after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man. Little does she know that the otherwise honourable Boyd is pulling Reyna into a scheme which violates his probation. When Reyna ultimately decides to remove herself for the sake of her four-year-old child, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs and as colourful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us
Summary
A young single mother living with her concerned eccentric aunt in New York makes fateful decisions that have unexpected implications, including her relationship with a Rikers Island inmate who draws her into a cigarette smuggling scheme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600625
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, Joan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convictsvFiction
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in womenvFiction
  • Single mothersvFiction
  • SmugglingvFiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Improvement, Joan Silber
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_587504&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781760870591-AAU1628280-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760870591
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Improvement, Joan Silber
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_587504&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781760870591-AAU1628280-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760870591
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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