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The Resource The short history of a prince : a novel, Jane Hamilton

The short history of a prince : a novel, Jane Hamilton

Label
The short history of a prince : a novel
Title
The short history of a prince
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introduced as a child to the genius of Balanchine and the lyricism of Tchaikovsky, a boy has aspired to dancing the role of the prince in The Nutcracker. Walter McCloud is a boy with dreams unlike most. Introduced as a child to the genius of Balanchine and the lyricism of Tchaikovsky, Walter has always aspired to be a dancer. As he grows older, it becomes clear that despite his desire, he lacks the talent, and he faces the painful knowledge that his more gifted friends have already surpassed him. Soon, however, that pain is overshadowed when his older brother, Daniel, finds a strange lump on his neck and Walter realizes that a happy family can change overnight. The year that follows transforms the McClouds, as they try to hold together in the face of the fearful consequences of Daniel's illness, and Walter makes discoveries about himself and his friendships that will change him forever. Decades later, after Walter has left home and returned, he must come to terms with the memories of that year, and grapple once and for all with the challenge of carving out a place for himself in this all-too-familiar world. A moving story of the torments of sexuality and the redemptive power of family and friendship, The Short History of a Prince confirms Jane Hamilton's place as a preeminent novelist of our time
Summary
Walter McCloud's brother Daniel lies dying of cancer while Walter attends high school in 1972 and learns of his homosexuality and his inability to communicate with his parents
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
032095
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A4428
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The short history of a prince : a novel, Jane Hamilton
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780385479486
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00694525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The short history of a prince : a novel, Jane Hamilton
Publication
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
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780385479486
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00694525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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