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The Resource Swell, Jill Eisenstadt

Swell, Jill Eisenstadt

Label
Swell
Title
Swell
Statement of responsibility
Jill Eisenstadt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thirty years after From Rockaway ("A great first novel" --Harper's Bazaar), Jill Eisenstadt returns with a darkly funny new work of fiction that exposes a city and a family at their most vulnerable. When Sue Glassman's family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue's father-in-law, Sy, buys the family--Sue, Dan, and their two daughters--a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans' cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue's conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim--formerly Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic--who feels, for reasons even he can't explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose's return swells to operatic heights in a novel that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty"--
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1963-
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Eisenstadt, Jill
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women murderers
  • Jewish families
Label
Swell, Jill Eisenstadt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book."
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
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780316316903
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017009952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Swell, Jill Eisenstadt
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book."
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
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780316316903
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017009952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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