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The Resource Mislaid, Nell Zink

Mislaid, Nell Zink

Label
Mislaid
Title
Mislaid
Statement of responsibility
Nell Zink
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the inimitable and utterly unconventional voice of Nell Zink comes a wickedly humorous and sharply observed novel that exposes all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire, through the making and unmaking of one American family. In 1960s Virginia, college freshman and ingenue Peggy falls for professor and poet Lee, and what begins as an ill-advised affair results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. Mismatched from the startshe's a lesbian; he's gayPeggy eventually finds herself in crisis and runs away with their daughter, leaving their son behind. Estranged from the rest of the family, Peggy and her daughter adopt African American identities and live in near poverty to escape detection. Meanwhile, Lee and his son carry on, enjoying all the social privileges their gender, class, and whiteness afford them. Eventually the long-lost siblings meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings that culminate in a darkly comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare. With an arch sense of humor and a witty satirical eye, Nell Zink upends the foundational categories of American liferace, class, gender, and sexualityin a novel that is at once daring, envelope-pushing, and utterly hilarious, all the while tracing how a mother, daughter, father, and son figure out what it means to belong
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • March 30, 2015
  • April 01, 2015
  • March 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zink, Nell
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A3788
LC item number
2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Mislaid, Nell Zink
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
BRDbd15148037
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780062364777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062364777
  • (OCoLC)892700779
Label
Mislaid, Nell Zink
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
BRDbd15148037
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780062364777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062364777
  • (OCoLC)892700779

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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