The Resource The difference, Marina Endicott

The difference, Marina Endicott

Label
The difference
Title
The difference
Statement of responsibility
Marina Endicott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel about two sisters who live aboard one of the last merchant ships to sail the South Pacific in the early 1900s. Thea and Kay are half-sisters, separated in age by more than a decade. After the death of their ailing father, a stern minister at a residential school in Canada, Thea is free to marry her love, the captain of a ship. But she cannot abandon her younger sister, so Kay comes aboard too, and together they embark on a life-changing voyage through the South Pacific and around the Cape of Good Hope. At the heart of The Difference is one crystallizing moment: Thea, after a devastating miscarriage, "purchases" a young boy from an island in Micronesia for four tins of tobacco, adopting him as her own. The repercussions of this rash act reverberate through the novel. In gorgeous prose full of fascinating detail about shipboard life, Endicott shows us a rapidly vanishing world in all its wildness and wonder, and its darkness, prejudice, and difficulty too. She also brilliantly illuminates our own times through Kay's constant examination of the idea of "difference"--between people, classes, continents, cultures, customs, species. A breathtaking tour-de-force by one of our most celebrated authors, a writer with the astonishing ability to bring a past world to vivid life while subtly revealing the moral complexity of our own
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Endicott, Marina
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Half-sisters
  • Merchant ships
  • Fathers
  • Ship captains
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Voyages and travels
  • Seafaring life
  • Miscarriage
  • Adopted children
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Oceania
Label
The difference, Marina Endicott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780735276680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089683715
  • (OCoLC)1089683715
Label
The difference, Marina Endicott
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780735276680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089683715
  • (OCoLC)1089683715

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