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Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy

Label
Meeting the English
Title
Meeting the English
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clanchy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In response to a job advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle 'round Phillip's large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer. Meeting the English is a bright book about dark subjects--a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love. Spiked with witty dialogue and jostling with gleeful, zesty characters, it is a glorious debut novel from an acclaimed writer of poetry, non-fiction, and short stories"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clanchy, Kate
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.L2815
LC item number
M44 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Coming of age.
Label
Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky265356195
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250059772
Lccn
2014034670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky265356195
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250059772
Lccn
2014034670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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