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The Resource Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch

Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch

Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel
Title
Jamrach's menagerie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Carol Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[An] almost unbearably suspenseful story of adventure and survival....as the story advances, a powerfully pervasive sense of melancholy takes hold of the reader, much as the tiger did young Jaffy, and one wonders if it will ever let go. Though Mr. Jamrach is based on a real historical figure, and Jaffy's voyage on that of the ill-fated whaler Essex, the story is entirely Birch's, and her principal characters are her own wonderful invention. She is, moreover, a brilliant stylist; reader her is like Christmas, every word being a gift to the reader. Though Birch is an established writer in England, this is her first novel to be published in the U.S. One fervently hopes it will not be the last."--Booklist, starred review
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birch, Carol
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.I785
LC item number
J36 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Whaling
  • Exotic animals
  • Sailors
  • Male friendship
  • Survival
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082
Other control number
9780385534406
System control number
  • sky232651657
  • (OCoLC)664450889
  • 795856
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082
Other control number
9780385534406
System control number
  • sky232651657
  • (OCoLC)664450889
  • 795856

Library Locations

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