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The Resource Forty rooms, by Olga Grushin

Forty rooms, by Olga Grushin

Label
Forty rooms
Title
Forty rooms
Statement of responsibility
by Olga Grushin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Forty rooms" is a conceit: it proposes that a modern woman will inhabit forty rooms in her lifetime. They form her biography, from childhood to death. For our protagonist, the much-loved child of a late marriage, the first rooms she is aware of as she nears the age of five are those that make up her family's Moscow apartment. We follow this child as she reaches adolescence, leaves home to study in America, and slowly discovers sexual happiness and love. But her hunger for adventure and her longing to be a great poet conspire to kill the affair. She seems to have made her choice. But one day she runs into a college classmate. He is sure of his path through life and is protective of her, and they eventually drift into an affair and marriage. What follows are the decades of births and deaths, the celebrations, material accumulations, and home comforts-- until one day, her children grown and gone, her husband absent, she finds herself alone except for the ghosts of her youth, who have come back to haunt and even taunt her. Compelling and complex, Forty Rooms is also profoundly affecting, its ending shattering but true. We know that Mrs. Caldwell (for that is the only name by which we know her) has died. Was it a life well lived? Quite likely. Was it a life complete? Does such a life ever really exist? Life is, after all, full of trade-offs and choices. Who is to say her path was not well taken? It is this ambiguity that is at the heart of this provocative novel
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1971-
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Grushin, Olga
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3607.R85
LC item number
F67 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Christa Lewis
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Lewis, Christa
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  • Ambition in women
  • College students
  • Intellectual life
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Russian Americans
  • Self-realization in women
  • Women poets
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • United States
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Forty rooms, by Olga Grushin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504666794
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 8 compact discs.
Other control number
9781504666817
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbpak
  • ZEbpak
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966974
  • (OCoLC)919966974
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Forty rooms, by Olga Grushin
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504666794
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 8 compact discs.
Other control number
9781504666817
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbpak
  • ZEbpak
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966974
  • (OCoLC)919966974
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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