The Resource Reproduction : a novel, Ian Williams

Reproduction : a novel, Ian Williams

Label
Reproduction : a novel
Title
Reproduction
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ian Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. Felicia's mother dies and Edgar's "Mutter" does not--not right away, anyway. On her own in the cold white north, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as Mutter's caregiver. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son Felicia calls Armistice. Army, for short. Some years later, Felicia and Army (now 14) are living in the basement of a home owned by Oliver, a man of Portuguese descent who works a gripe about his ex-wife into any conversation. Oliver has two kids, the teenaged Heather and the odd little Hendrix, and these three, along with Felicia and Army, form an unconventional family, except that Army wants to sleep with Heather, and Oliver wants to kill Army. Army has never met his father, but his fascination with his absent father--and his absent father's money--begins to grow as odd gifts from Edgar begin to show up (like a case of Jolly Ranchers and some red shoelaces). And Felicia, who has kept her distance from the man, feels Edgar's shadow looming over them. A brutal assault, a mortal disease, a death, and a birth reshuffle this group of people again to form another version of the family
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Ian
Dewey number
C811/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Single mothers
  • Communal living
  • Absentee fathers
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Toronto (Ont.)
Label
Reproduction : a novel, Ian Williams
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
25 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780735274051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1060691092
  • (OCoLC)1060691092
Label
Reproduction : a novel, Ian Williams
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
25 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780735274051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1060691092
  • (OCoLC)1060691092

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