The Resource A widow for one year, John Irving

A widow for one year, John Irving

Label
A widow for one year
Title
A widow for one year
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We first meet Ruth Cole in the summer of 1958 when she walks in on her mother having sex with 16-year-old Eddie O'Hare, the assistant to Ruth's alcoholic father. The death of Ruth's older brothers (years before she was born) turns her mother, Marion, into a zombie who is unable to love her surviving daughter. Ted Cole is a semisuccessful writer and illustrator of disturbingly creepy children's novels. His womanizing habits prove he's "as deceitful as a damaged condom," but he remains the only stable figure in Ruth's life. The tempestuous tale fast-forwards to the year 1990 when Ruth's soaring writing career is faring far better than her lackluster love life. The final segment of the novel ends in 1995 when 41-year-old Ruth is ready to fall in love for the first time
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
W53 1999
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women novelists
  • Cole, Ruth (Fictitious character)
  • Relationships
  • Widows
  • Women
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Witwe
  • Verlieben
  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Verlieben
  • Witwe
  • Long Island (Staat New York)
Label
A widow for one year, John Irving
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Portrait on inside front cover
  • Originally published: London: Bloomsbury, 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (667 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036930245
Label
A widow for one year, John Irving
Link
Publication
Note
  • Portrait on inside front cover
  • Originally published: London: Bloomsbury, 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (667 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036930245

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