The Resource The Forrests, by Emily Perkins

The Forrests, by Emily Perkins

Label
The Forrests
Title
The Forrests
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Perkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes; revelations come to light; death changes everything, but somehow life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement. A novel that sings with colour and memory, it speaks of family and time, dysfunction, ageing and loneliness, about heat, youth and how life can change if 'you're lucky enough to be around for it'
Awards note
  • Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 - Longlist (Formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction)
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013 - Fiction - Finalist
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The Forrests, by Emily Perkins
Label
The Forrests, by Emily Perkins
Publication
Note
New Zealand author
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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
14202357
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781408809235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MH_92100
  • (OCoLC)779245137

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