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The Resource We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

Label
We are all completely beside ourselves
Title
We are all completely beside ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Karen Joy Fowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I was raised with a chimpanzee," she explains. "I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion ... she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister." As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence."--Back cover
Summary
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176772
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Karen Joy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.O844
LC item number
W4 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Self-realization in women
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Life change events
  • Chimpanzees
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Plume book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20251265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780142180822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852238279
  • (OCoLC)852238279
Label
We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Plume book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20251265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780142180822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852238279
  • (OCoLC)852238279

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