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The Resource Reproduction, Ian Williams, (electronic resource eBook)

Reproduction, Ian Williams, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Reproduction
Title
Reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Ian Williams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A hilarious, surprising and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of a Zadie Smith and with an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, Reproduction explores unconventional connections and brilliantly redefines family. Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. When Felicia's mother dies and Edgar's "Mutter" does not, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as Mutter's caregiver. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son Felicia calls Armistice. Or Army, for short. Some years later, Felicia and Army (now 14) are living in the basement of a home owned by Oliver, a divorced man of Portuguese descent who has two kids—the teenaged Heather and the odd little Hendrix. Along with Felicia and Army, they form an unconventional family, except that Army wants to sleep with Heather, and Oliver wants to kill Army. Then Army's fascination with his absent father—and his absent father's money—begins to grow as odd gifts from Edgar begin to show up. And Felicia feels Edgar's unwelcome shadow looming over them. A brutal assault, a mortal disease, a death, and a birth reshuffle this group of people again to form another version of the family. Reproduction is a profoundly insightful exploration of the bizarre ways people become bonded that insists that family isn't a matter of blood
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Williams, Ian
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Single mothers
  • Canadian fiction
  • Single-parent families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ontario
Label
Reproduction, Ian Williams, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4744225
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781609455767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ea557b50-6158-4d20-a4ed-d3bb37d29414
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
Reproduction, Ian Williams, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4744225
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781609455767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ea557b50-6158-4d20-a4ed-d3bb37d29414
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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