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A handbook for beautiful people : a novel, Jennifer Spruit

Label
A handbook for beautiful people : a novel
Title
A handbook for beautiful people
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Spruit
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When twenty-two-year-old Marla finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she wishes for a family, but faces precariousness: an uncertain future with her talented, exacting boyfriend, Liam; constant danger from her roommate, Dani, a sometime prostitute and entrenched drug addict; and the unannounced but overwhelming needs of her younger brother, Gavin, whom she has brought home for the first time from deaf school. Forcing her hand is Marla's fetal alcohol syndrome, which sets her apart but also carries her through. When Marla loses her job and breaks her arm in a car accident, Liam asks her to marry him. It's what she's been waiting for: a chance to leave Dani, but Dani doesn't take no for an answer. Marla stays strong when her mother shows up drunk, creates her own terms when Dani publicly shames her, and then falls apart when Gavin attempts suicide. It rains, and then pours, and when the Bow River finally overflows, flooding Marla's entire neighbourhood, she is ready to admit that she wants more for her child than she can possibly give right now. Marla's courage to ask for help and keep her mind open transforms everyone around her, cementing her relationships and proving to those who had doubted her that having a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder does not make a person any less noble, wise or caring
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Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1982-
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Spruit, Jennifer
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Inanna poetry & fiction series
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  • Pregnancy
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Cellists
  • Couples
  • Drug addiction
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Decision making
  • Calgary (Alta.)
Label
A handbook for beautiful people : a novel, Jennifer Spruit
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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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781771334419
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
000045254541
Label
A handbook for beautiful people : a novel, Jennifer Spruit
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781771334419
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
000045254541

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