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The Resource Joyful, Robert Hillman

Joyful, Robert Hillman

Label
Joyful
Title
Joyful
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hillman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leon Joyce's years with Tess Wachowicz began with an Emanuel Ungaro taffeta ballgown, part of his collection of women's attire kept in three wardrobes at the South Yarra house. The collection took in Givenchy, Jacques Fath, Schiaparelli, Madae Gres, Helmut Lang, Claire McCardell, Mainbocher, Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Travis Banton, Pucci and Antony Price. Leon is a man unburdened by sexual desire. Nonetheless he adores his wife - only partly for the way she wears his exquisite collection of haute couture - and when she becomes ill and dies he is completely shattered. Then he discovers her correspondence with an unknown lover, and his suffering veers towards madness. Leon hunkers down at his neglected country property, Joyful, with the entire local supply of scotch whisky and a bizarre plan to retrieve (posthumously) Tess's devotion. In this extraordinary comedy of grief, Robert Hillman evokes his characters, from the merely unconventional to the frankly deranged, with kindness, grace and wit. Joyful is a gift that will leave the reader deeply moved and filled with delight
Storyline
Pace
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10320199
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Joyful, Robert Hillman
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9781922079916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781922079916
Label
Joyful, Robert Hillman
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9781922079916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781922079916

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