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The Resource We are not ourselves [large print], Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselves [large print], Matthew Thomas

Label
We are not ourselves [large print]
Title
We are not ourselves [large print]
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII.--
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(Source of description not identified)
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.H63513
LC item number
W4 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • American Dream
  • Marital conflict
  • Scientists
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Ambition
  • Ireland
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Label
We are not ourselves [large print], Matthew Thomas
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Publication
Copyright
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
ocn890793085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475480
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890793085
Label
We are not ourselves [large print], Matthew Thomas
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn890793085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475480
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890793085

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