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The Resource The agony of Bun O'Keefe, Heather Smith

The agony of Bun O'Keefe, Heather Smith

Label
The agony of Bun O'Keefe
Title
The agony of Bun O'Keefe
Statement of responsibility
Heather Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John's, Newfoundland. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family--a family of friends who care
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • July 01, 2017
  • September 01, 2017
  • September 01, 2017
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • School Library Journal
  • Kirkus Books of Special Note
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Heather
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 12-19
  • 7-12
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
PZ7.S649133
LC item number
Ago 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social isolation
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family problems
  • Coming of age
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Vaughan, Brian K
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
  • St. John's (N.L.)
  • St. John's (N.L.)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The agony of Bun O'Keefe, Heather Smith
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
BRD2016952308
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780143198659
Lccn
2016952308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143198659
  • (OCoLC)958271920
Label
The agony of Bun O'Keefe, Heather Smith
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
BRD2016952308
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780143198659
Lccn
2016952308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143198659
  • (OCoLC)958271920

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