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The Resource The weight of water, Anita Shreve

The weight of water, Anita Shreve

Label
The weight of water
Title
The weight of water
Statement of responsibility
Anita Shreve
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On a small island off the New Hampshire coast in 1873, two women were brutally murdered by an unknown assailant. A third woman survived the attack, hiding in a sea cave until dawn. More than a century later, a photographer, Jean, comes to the island to shoot a photo-essay about the legendary crime. Immersing herself in accounts of the lives of the fishermen's wives who were its victims, she becomes obsessed with the barrenness of these women's days: the ardor-killing
  • labor, the long stretches of loneliness, the maddening relentless winds that threatened to scour them off the rocky island. How could a marriage survive those privations? Was this misery connected to the killings? Jean's marriage is enduring heavy weather of its own. On the boat she has chartered for this project, she and her husband are falling apart. Their nights are full of drink and terrible silences, and Jean feels jealousy and distrust invading her life and her
  • work. The forces that blasted the island a century earlier come alive inside Jean, bringing her to the verge of actions she never dreamed herself capable of - with no idea whether her choices will destroy all she has ever valued or bring her safely home
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shreve, Anita
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women photographers
  • Jealousy
  • New Hampshire
Label
The weight of water, Anita Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34633469
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780316789974
Lccn
96-21326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34633469
  • (Sirsi) a569080
Label
The weight of water, Anita Shreve
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34633469
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780316789974
Lccn
96-21326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34633469
  • (Sirsi) a569080

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