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The Resource A girl could stand up : a novel, by Leslie Marshall

A girl could stand up : a novel, by Leslie Marshall

Label
A girl could stand up : a novel
Title
A girl could stand up
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Leslie Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At an amusement park outing to celebrate Elray's sixth birthday, Elray's parents, Barkley and Jack, are killed in a freak accident while riding through the Tunnel of Love. In the aftermath of this disaster Elray finds herself the ward of two hapless uncles - Harwood, a macho, hard-drinking professional photographer, and Ajax, a thirty-something cross-dresser who prefers to present himself as an "aunt." As this unlikely trio struggles to process grief and forge some version of a coherent "family," they are joined by a delightful cast of characters, including Rena, an Irish attorney who is trying the family's case against the amusement park, and a glamorous but unruly relative who resurfaces after having seemingly died thirty years earlier." "But the beating heart of this novel is the love story that develops between Elray and her friend Raoul. When they bump into each other deep in the crypts of Washington National Cathedral, they find that they are in pursuit of the same quality: invincibility. Joining forces in a youthful quest, they embark on a series of rituals and wild adventures that challenge their nerve and teach them much about themselves and each other. In the course of discovering themselves, Elray and Raoul also unearth important truths about the nature of courage and strength, and the transforming power of love and family."--page [2] of book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Leslie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A775
LC item number
G57 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Uncles
  • Orphans
  • Transvestites
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
A girl could stand up : a novel, by Leslie Marshall
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780802117489
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002044680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A girl could stand up : a novel, by Leslie Marshall
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780802117489
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002044680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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