The Resource Backcast : a novel, Ann McMan

Backcast : a novel, Ann McMan

Label
Backcast : a novel
Title
Backcast
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann McMan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women's lives, she organizes a two-week writing retreat with twelve of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in-between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied and elusive as the fish that swim in the waters of Lake Champlain. Set on the beautiful shores of Vermont's Lake Champlain, Backcast is populated with an expansive cast of endearing and outrageous characters who battle writer's block, quirky locals, personal demons, unexpected attractions, and even each other during their two-week residency. For Barb and each of her twelve writers, the stakes in this fast-moving story are high, but its emotional and romantic payoffs are slow and sweet. Filled with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking pathos, Backcast serves up a sometimes irreverent, sometimes sobering look at the hidden lives of women, and how they laugh, love, lose, and blunder through their own search for meaning
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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McMan, Ann
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbians
  • Authors
  • Writers' workshops
  • Female friendship
  • Bass fishing
  • Champlain, Lake
  • Vermont
Label
Backcast : a novel, Ann McMan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Bywater Books first edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781612940632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn907653043
  • (OCoLC)907653043
Label
Backcast : a novel, Ann McMan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Bywater Books first edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781612940632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn907653043
  • (OCoLC)907653043

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
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