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The Resource Offcomer, Jo Baker

Offcomer, Jo Baker

Label
Offcomer
Title
Offcomer
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth"--
Summary
"An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn. Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Unflinching in its depictions of the uncertainties of youth, Offcomer ("An arresting debut" --The Independent (London)) is a novel of real and quiet power, from literary star Jo Baker"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10218712
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Jo
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.A57
LC item number
O34 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Self-mutilation
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • England
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Offcomer, Jo Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359588
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780804172615
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884571004
  • (OCoLC)884571004
Label
Offcomer, Jo Baker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359588
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780804172615
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884571004
  • (OCoLC)884571004

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