The Resource My real children, Jo Walton

My real children, Jo Walton

Label
My real children
Title
My real children
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War, those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Award, 2014.
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2014.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304591
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walton, Jo
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Memories
  • Parallel universes
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Uncertainty
  • Idenity (Psychology)
Label
My real children, Jo Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780765332653
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765332653
Label
My real children, Jo Walton
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780765332653
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765332653

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