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The Resource The snow queen, Michael Cunningham

The snow queen, Michael Cunningham

Label
The snow queen
Title
The snow queen
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cunningham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife. This novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions, or in God, but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying and failing to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon. The author follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. He demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Cunningham, Michael
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.U484
LC item number
S62 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Drug addiction
  • Cancer
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The snow queen, Michael Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
862053024
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780374266325
Lccn
2013038712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023617966
System control number
(OCoLC)862053024
Label
The snow queen, Michael Cunningham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
862053024
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780374266325
Lccn
2013038712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023617966
System control number
(OCoLC)862053024

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