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The Resource Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski

Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski

Label
Left : a novel
Title
Left
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tamar Ossowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A 'haunting, sometimes harrowing' novel that examines the difficult decision a mother must make on behalf of her autistic child. Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn't dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine. She promises . . . and they believe. Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything. Therese immediately knows what she has to do. She cannot delay what she has planned, and she cannot find the words to explain her heartbreaking decision to her daughters. She considers her responsibilities, her girls, and her promise. Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. She goes on the run with one daughter . . . and abandons the other. Left is told from the perspectives of Franny, the autistic sister who is left behind; Matilda, the troubled older sister who vows to go back and save her; and Therese, a mother on the run" --
Summary
"A 'haunting, sometimes harrowing' novel that examines the difficult decision a mother must make on behalf of her autistic child. Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn't dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and heryounger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine. She promises . . . and they believe. Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything. Therese immediately knows what she hasto do. She cannot delay what she has planned, and she cannot find the words to explain her heartbreaking decision to her daughters. She considers her responsibilities, her girls, and her promise. Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. She goes on the run with one daughter . . . and abandons the other. Left is told from the perspectives of Franny, the autistic sister who is left behind; Matilda, the troubled older sister who vows to go back and save her; and Therese, a mother on the run" --
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10226667
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.S635
LC item number
L44 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5645993
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781626360372
Lccn
2013022094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn851285531
  • (OCoLC)851285531
Label
Left : a novel, Tamar Ossowski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5645993
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781626360372
Lccn
2013022094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn851285531
  • (OCoLC)851285531

Library Locations

    • Monroe-Walton County LibraryBorrow it
      217 W Spring Street, Monroe, GA, 30655-1913, US
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