The Resource The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley

The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley

Label
The mere wife
Title
The mere wife
Statement of responsibility
Maria Dahvana Headley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise. Picket fences divide buildings--high and gabled--and the community is entirely self-sustaining. Each house has its own fireplace, each fireplace is fitted with a container of lighter fluid, and outside--in lawns and on playgrounds--wildflowers seed themselves in neat rows. But for those who live surreptitiously along Herot Hall's periphery, the subdivision is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights. For Willa, the wife of Roger Herot (heir of Herot Hall), life moves at a charmingly slow pace. She flits between mommy groups, playdates, cocktail hour, and dinner parties, always with her son, Dylan, in tow. Meanwhile, in a cave in the mountains just beyond the limits of Herot Hall lives Gren, short for Grendel, as well as his mother, Dana, a former soldier who gave birth as if by chance. Dana didn't want Gren, didn't plan Gren, and doesn't know how she got Gren, but when she returned from war, there he was. When Gren, unaware of the borders erected to keep him at bay, ventures into Herot Hall and runs off with Dylan, Dana's and Willa's worlds collide
Member of
Summary
A modern retelling of Beowulf recasts classic themes from the perspectives of the attackers and finds a suburban housewife and a battle-hardened veteran navigating dark realities to protect the sons they love
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677153
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beowulf
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Headley, Maria Dahvana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E233
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caves
  • Housewives
  • Mothers and sons
  • Planned communities
  • Suburbs
  • Veterans
Target audience
adult
Label
The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4200418
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1045570879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693256
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
72C6F7A3-B85F-4481-9A82-220E94D2AE7B
System control number
(OCoLC)1045570879
Label
The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4200418
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1045570879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693256
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
72C6F7A3-B85F-4481-9A82-220E94D2AE7B
System control number
(OCoLC)1045570879

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