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The given world, Marian Palaia

Label
The given world
Title
The given world
Statement of responsibility
Marian Palaia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning over twenty-five years of a radically shifting cultural landscape, 'The Given World' is a major debut novel about war's effects on those left behind, by an author who is 'strong, soulful, and deeply gifted' (Lorrie Moore, 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Birds of America'). In 1968, when Riley is thirteen, her brother Mick goes missing in Vietnam. Her family shattered, Riley finds refuge in isolation and drugs until she falls in love with a boy from the reservation, but he, too, is on his way to the war. Riley takes off as well, in search of Mick, or of a way to be in the world without him. She travels from Montana to San Francisco and from there to Vietnam. Among the scarred angels she meets along the way are Primo, a half-blind vet with a secret he can't keep; Lu, a cab-driving addict with an artist's eye; Phuong, a Saigon barmaid, Riley's conscience and confidante; and Grace, a banjo-playing girl on a train, carrying her grandmother's ashes in a tin box. All are part of a lost generation, coming of age too quickly as they struggle to reassemble lives disordered by pain and loss. At center stage is Riley, a masterpiece of vulnerability and tenacity, wondering if she'll ever have the courage to return to her parents' farm, to its ghosts and memories-resident in a place she has surrendered, surely, the right to call home
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • March 01, 2015
  • March 01, 2015
  • February 15, 2015
  • February 02, 2015
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palaia, Marian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A33865
LC item number
G58 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Missing persons
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
The given world, Marian Palaia
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014017676
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476777931
Lccn
2014017676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476777931
  • (OCoLC)883147451
Label
The given world, Marian Palaia
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014017676
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476777931
Lccn
2014017676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476777931
  • (OCoLC)883147451

Library Locations

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