The Resource The assembler of parts : a novel, Raoul Wientzen

The assembler of parts : a novel, Raoul Wientzen

Label
The assembler of parts : a novel
Title
The assembler of parts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Raoul Wientzen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eight-year-old Jess finds herself in heaven reviewing her short life. She is guided in this by a being she calls the Assembler of Parts, and her task, as she understands it, is to glean her life's meaning. From birth, it was obvious that she was unlike other children: she was born without thumbs. The Assembler left out other parts too, for she suffers from a syndrome of birth defects that leaves her flawed. But soon it becomes apparent that by her very imperfections she has a unique ability to draw love from--and heal--those around her, from the team of doctors who rally to her care, to the parents who come together over her, to the grandmother whose guilt she assuages, to the family friend whom she helps reconcile with an angry past. With a voice full of wisdom and humor, she tells their stories too. Yet, only when she dies suddenly and her parents are suspected of neglect, unleashing a chain of events beyond her healing, does the meaning of her life come into full focus. And only then does the Assembler's purpose become clear
Summary
While in heaven reviewing her short life with the help of the Assembler of Parts, eight-year-old Jess, born with several birth defects, discovers the true purpose of her life after her death unleashes events beyond her control
Theme
Storyline
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221675
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wientzen, Raoul L
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Future life
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Families
  • Psychological fiction
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The assembler of parts : a novel, Raoul Wientzen
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781611458916
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781611458916
Label
The assembler of parts : a novel, Raoul Wientzen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781611458916
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781611458916

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