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The Resource Alys, always : a novel, Harriet Lane

Alys, always : a novel, Harriet Lane

Label
Alys, always : a novel
Title
Alys, always
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Lane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a bitter winter's night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world entirely foreign to her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly forging a friendship with Alys's carelessly charismatic daughter, Frances finds her own life takes a dramatic turn, propelling her from an anonymous existence as an assistant editor for the books section of a newspaper to the dizzying heights of literary society. With her unforgettable protagonist, author Harriet Lane draws readers into a tightly paced tale that careens towards an audacious ending. Transfixing, insightful, and unsettling, Alys, Always drops us into the mind of an enigmatic young woman whose perspective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on the outside who would risk all to become part of it."--Publisher
Summary
Frances is a thirty-something lowly sub-editor, but her routine, colourless existence is disrupted one winter evening when she happens upon the aftermath of a car crash and hears the last words of the driver, Alys Kyte. When Alys's family makes contact in an attempt to find closure, Frances is given a tantalising glimpse of a very different world: one of privilege and possibility. The relationships she builds with the Kytes will have an impact on her own life, both professionally and personally, as Frances dares to wonder whether she might now become a player in her own right.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115803
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, Harriet
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6112.A539
LC item number
A49 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Upper class
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Litterateurs
Target audience
general
Label
Alys, always : a novel, Harriet Lane
Instantiates
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
Control code
20002376
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner paperback ed.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781451673173
Lccn
2011040905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Alys, always : a novel, Harriet Lane
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
Control code
20002376
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner paperback ed.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781451673173
Lccn
2011040905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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