The Resource Mislaid : [a novel], Nell Zink

Mislaid : [a novel], Nell Zink

Label
Mislaid : [a novel]
Title
Mislaid
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Nell Zink
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ing<U+00d4>enue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start--she's a lesbian, he's gay--but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee's children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father's compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother's lies--she knows neither her real age, nor that she is "white," nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare" --
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zink, Nell
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.I55
LC item number
M57 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Lesbians
  • Gays
  • Race awareness
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Runaway wives
  • Virginia
Label
Mislaid : [a novel], Nell Zink
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780062364777
Lccn
bl2015015128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky274626006
  • (OCoLC)892700779
  • 898101
Label
Mislaid : [a novel], Nell Zink
Publication
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780062364777
Lccn
bl2015015128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky274626006
  • (OCoLC)892700779
  • 898101

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