The Resource Disobedience : a novel, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)

Disobedience : a novel, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)

Label
Disobedience : a novel
Title
Disobedience
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A warmly humorous, poignant novel about a young man, his mother's e-mail, and the often surprising path of infidelity. Henry Shaw, a high school senior, is about as comfortable with his family as any seventeen-year-old can be. His father, Kevin, teaches history with a decidedly socialist tinge at the Chicago private school Henry and his sister attend. His mother, Beth, who plays the piano in a group specializing in antique music, is a loving, attentive wife and parent. Henry even accepts the offbeat behavior of his thirteen-year-old sister, Elvira, who is obsessed with Civil War reenactments and insists on dressing in handmade Union uniforms at inopportune times. When he stumbles on his mother's e-mail account, however, Henry realizes that all is not as it seems. There, under the name Liza38, a name that Henry innocently established for her, is undeniable evidence that his mother is having an affair with one Richard Polloco, a violin maker and unlikely paramour who nonetheless has a very appealing way with words and a romantic spirit that, in Henry's estimation, his own father woefully lacks. Against his better judgment, Henry charts the progress of his mother's infatuation, her feelings of euphoria, of guilt, and of profound, touching confusion. His knowledge of Beth's secret life colors his own tentative explorations of love and sex with the ephemeral Lily, and casts a new light on the arguments-usually focused on Elvira-in which his parents regularly indulge. Over the course of his final year of high school, Henry observes each member of the family, trying to anticipate when they will find out about the infidelity and what the knowledge will mean to each of them. Henry's observations, set down ten years after that fateful year, are much more than the "old story" of adultery his mother deemed her affair to be. A novel full of gentle humor and rich insights into the nature of love and the deep, mysterious bonds that hold families together
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957 July 13-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A4428
LC item number
D57 2001eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Electronic mail messages
  • Women musicians
  • Teenage boys
  • Adultery
  • Fiction
  • FICTION
  • Adultery
  • Electronic mail messages
  • Mothers and sons
  • Teenage boys
  • Women musicians
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Label
Disobedience : a novel, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)
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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
ocn289108171
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299084759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00149100
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
542C3D79-63A1-43B2-AD34-6B3BFF9E3686
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o289108171
  • (OCoLC)289108171
Label
Disobedience : a novel, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
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
ocn289108171
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299084759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00149100
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
542C3D79-63A1-43B2-AD34-6B3BFF9E3686
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o289108171
  • (OCoLC)289108171

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