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The Resource A fortune foretold : a novel, Agneta Pleijel ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

A fortune foretold : a novel, Agneta Pleijel ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Label
A fortune foretold : a novel
Title
A fortune foretold
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Agneta Pleijel ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Agneta Pleijel writes a painful yet humorous autobiographical novel about childhood in the aftermath of World War II. A prophecy is received by a beloved aunt, a prophecy that her young niece eagerly waits to see fulfilled. The story takes place in the1950s in the suburbs of Stockholm, in the university town of Lund, and in the United States. Neta's childhood is in disarray. She reads -- words give form to the vagueness of existence -- and is busy thinking about the female sex, family, and the stupendous diversity of people in the world. Her father, a mathematician, and her mother, a musician, are in constant conflict, but she loves them both. Gradually Neta realizes that she's grown up in a lie and that she must step carefully through the war zone ofher parents' marriage. This is an insightful tale about the search for truth, morality, and a place of your own in the world"--
Member of
Summary
In the 1950s suburbs of Stockholm, young Neta, caught in the middle of her parents' turbulent marriage, realizes she has grown up in a lie as she anxiously waits for a prophecy received by her beloved aunt to be fulfilled
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566092
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleijel, Agneta
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.26.L4
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Delargy, Marlaine
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pleijel, Agneta
  • Families
  • Marital conflict
  • Self-realization
  • Lund (Sweden)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
A fortune foretold : a novel, Agneta Pleijel ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Spadomen by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2015" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781590518304
Lccn
2016041050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A fortune foretold : a novel, Agneta Pleijel ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Spadomen by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2015" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781590518304
Lccn
2016041050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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