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The Resource The high season : a novel, Judy Blundell

The high season : a novel, Judy Blundell

Label
The high season : a novel
Title
The high season
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Judy Blundell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The ultimate summer read--featuring indelible characters, crackling wit, and sophisticated storytelling--about one season when everything in a woman's life goes wrong On Memorial Day weekend in a seaside town on Long Island, Ruthie, her still-adored ex-husband, Mike, and the couple's sullen fifteen-year-old daughter, Jem, are packing up the last bits of their household in preparation for the yearly arrival of a wealthy renter from Manhattan. It is what Jem calls "the summer bummer"; her parents own a beautiful house that they have renovated by hand from top to bottom, but which they can only afford to keep by leasing it out during the best part of the year. Soon Ruthie's relationship with Mike seems about to disappear for good. The job she loves, as the underpaid and undervalued director of the local arts museum, is under siege from a coterie of rich women from the city, who want to use it as an opportunity for social climbing. An old flame who once broke her heart and betrayed her is back on the scene, causing Ruthie to re-evaluate their romance. And in the midst of it all, her teenage daughter Jem could be involved in a dangerous and destructive relationship of her own. This is a novel about the dreams and ambitions of youth coming to terms with the realities of middle-age; about the way desperation can make us astonish ourselves; and about how the most disruptive events in our lives can sometimes twist endings into new beginnings"--
  • "This story opens on Memorial Day weekend in a seaside town on Long Island, where Ruthie, her still-adored ex-husband Mike, and the couple's sullen fifteen year old daughter Jem are packing up the last bits of their household, awaiting the yearly arrival of a wealthy renter from Manhattan. It is what Jem calls "the summer bummer"; her parents own a beautiful house that they have renovated by hand from top to bottom, but which they secretly can only afford to keep by leasing it out during the best part of the year. Every year they must do this and every year it gets harder, amassing a pile-up of low-grade resentments from everyone in the family. And thus begins the summer when every possible thing that can go wrong in Ruthie's life seems to do so. Her relationship with Mike, who she lives in constant hope of rekindling, seems about to disappear for good. The job she loves, as the underpaid and undervalued director of the local arts museum, is under siege from a coterie of rich women from the city, who want to use it as an opportunity for social climbing. An old flame who once broke her heart and betrayed her is back on the scene, causing Ruthie to re-evaluate their romance, and in the midst of it all her teenage daughter Jem is possibly involved in a dangerous and destructive relationship of her own, a situation Ruthie may be discovering too late."--
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DLC
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Blundell, Judy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.L883
LC item number
H54 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorced parents
  • Children of divorced parents
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
The high season : a novel, Judy Blundell
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
Control code
on1002291981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525508717
Lccn
2017037646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002291981
Label
The high season : a novel, Judy Blundell
Publication
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
on1002291981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525508717
Lccn
2017037646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002291981

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