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The Resource Our town : a novel, Kevin Jack McEnroe

Our town : a novel, Kevin Jack McEnroe

Label
Our town : a novel
Title
Our town
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Jack McEnroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who 'never quite figured how to get out of her own way.' Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self-destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan. But we see the pathos in Dorothy's attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother"--
Summary
"Our Town is the debut of a striking literary voice, one that captures the disillusion at the fringes of Hollywood as seen through a haze of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and fallen aspirations. An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who "never quite figured how to get out of her own way." Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self-destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan. But we see the pathos in Dorothy's attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother. Throughout the novel, she is left in the wake of decisions that turndisastrous. Her downward spiral from elusive fame into consistent infamy-a series of DUIs, the continuing neglect of her children, a string of failed and unhealthy relationships-is not without its grace, with the warmth of her character shining through her spackled makeup and cloud of acrid perfume. In many ways, Dorothy White is an anti-heroine for the ages-"vanilla voiced," bewigged, loving, and ever radiant -a sympathetic character caught in the riptide of her transformation from small-town southern girl to one-time toast of Hollywood to embarrassing tabloid fodder. Our Town is an original and startling debut novel, one whose fresh voice and expert perspective reinvents the Hollywood story for a new generation of readers. "--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10423837
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEnroe, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C426
LC item number
O86 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Divorced women
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Our town : a novel, Kevin Jack McEnroe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20393612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781619025288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014044890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892163327
  • (OCoLC)892163327
Label
Our town : a novel, Kevin Jack McEnroe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20393612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781619025288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014044890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892163327
  • (OCoLC)892163327

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