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Costalegre, Courtney Maum

Label
Costalegre
Title
Costalegre
Statement of responsibility
Courtney Maum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019. A Best Book of Summer at amNY, Moda Operandi, Publishers Weekly, Southern Living, and Thrillist. A Best Book of July at The Washington Post, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, TIME Magazine, and Mind Body Green. It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of war. In the haute-bohemian circles of Austria, Germany, and Paris, Hitler is circulating a most-wanted list of "cultural degenerates"-artists, writers, and thinkers whose work is deemed antithetical to the new regime. To prevent the destruction of her favorite art (and artists), the impetuous American heiress and modern art collector, Leonora Calaway, begins chartering boats and planes for an elite group of surrealists to Costalegre, a mysterious resort in the Mexican jungle, where she has a home. The story of what happens to these artists when they reach their destination is told from the point of view of Lara, Leonora's neglected 15-year-old daughter, who has been pulled out of school to follow her mother to Mexico. Forced from a young age to cohabit with her mother's eccentric whims, tortured lovers, and entourage of gold-diggers, Lara suffers from emotional, educational, and geographical instability that a Mexican sojourn with surrealists isn't going to help. But when she meets the outcast Dadaist sculptor Jack Klinger, a much older man who has already been living in Costalegre for some time, Lara thinks she might have found the love and understanding she so badly craves. Sinuous and striking, heartbreaking and strange, Costalegre is heavily inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen. Acclaimed author Courtney Maum triumphs with this wildly imaginative and curiously touching story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for-except for a mother who loves her back
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • May 06, 2019
  • May 01, 2019
  • June 01, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maum, Courtney
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A87396
LC item number
C67 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Heiresses
  • Art
  • Artists
  • Art thefts
  • Mexico
Label
Costalegre, Courtney Maum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
BRD2019005789
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781947793361
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019005789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053998649
Label
Costalegre, Courtney Maum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
BRD2019005789
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781947793361
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019005789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053998649

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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