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The Resource We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas

Label
We are not ourselves : a novel
Title
We are not ourselves
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Thomas
Title variation
  • We are not ourselves
  • We're not ourselves
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. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. 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"--
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DLC
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1975-
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Thomas, Matthew
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
620 p.
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn862348423
Label
We are not ourselves : a novel, Matthew Thomas
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
620 p.
Isbn
9781476756660
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044414
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn862348423

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