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Sister golden hair, by Darcey Steinke

Label
Sister golden hair
Title
Sister golden hair
Statement of responsibility
by Darcey Steinke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Jesse's family moves to Roanoke, Virginia, in the summer of 1972, she's 12 years old and already mindful of the schism between innocence and femininity, the gap between childhood and the adult world. Her father, a former pastor, cycles through spiritual disciplines as quickly as he cycles through jobs. Her mother is dissatisfied, glumly fetishizing the Kennedys and anyone else that symbolizes status and wealth. The residents of the Bent Tree housing development may not hold what Jesse is looking for, but they're all she's got. Her neighbor speaks of her married lover; her classmate playacts being a Bunny at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Club; the boy she's interested in fantasizes about moving to Hollywood and befriending David Soul. In the midst of it all, Jesse finds space to set up her room with her secret treasures: busts of Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare, a Venus flytrap, her Cher 45s, and The Big Book of Burial Rites, which she reads obsessively. But outside awaits all the misleading sexual mores, muddled social customs, and confused spirituality. Girlhood has never been more fraught than in Jesse's telling, its expectations threatening to turn at any point into delicious risk, or real danger"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T37924
LC item number
S74 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
Sister golden hair, by Darcey Steinke
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • IPSWICH
  • ANDOVER
  • HAMWEN
  • ROCKPORT
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1561601
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
333 pages :
Isbn
9781935639947
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014011909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u45389
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561601
  • (Sirsi) 1561601
  • (OCoLC)881064348

Library Locations

    • Ipswich Public LibraryBorrow it
      25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US
      42.680573 -70.835891
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