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Postcards from the canyon, Lisa Gitlin

Label
Postcards from the canyon
Title
Postcards from the canyon
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Gitlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novelist clings to sanity by writing about her childhood, but the exercise adds more chaos than clarity to her life. Faced with the sudden and unexpected death of her mother, disillusioned novelist Joanna Jacobs begins chronicling her willful childhood in 1960s Cleveland, Ohio. But the writing exercise that starts out as a means to reflect and refocus becomes a journal of Joanna's rebellious existence. Jewish and gay, yet unwilling to expose herself to the accompanying scrutiny and rejection, Joanna spends much of her youth fostering chaos and embracing self-denial, even while celebrating an affirming commitment to the psychiatric ward. After an inadvertent bomb threat to a conservative talk-show host brings the FBI knocking on her door, Joanna finds herself navigating an unexpected immigrant invasion, a crew of juvenile delinquents in her living room, and a never ending low-pressure system. When the going finally gets too tough to wrangle alone, Joanna turns to her lifelong friends for emotional support--but this comfort is tempered by a confusing cocktail of lingering hurts, unresolved anger, and resurgent disappointment, making it even more difficult for Joanna to put her life to paper
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gitlin, Lisa
Dewey number
813.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diaries
  • Jewish youth
  • Gay youth
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Diaries
  • Gay youth
  • Jewish youth
  • Ohio
Label
Postcards from the canyon, Lisa Gitlin
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
Control code
ocn974677293
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Bywater Books first edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781612941110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974677293
Label
Postcards from the canyon, Lisa Gitlin
Publication
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
ocn974677293
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Bywater Books first edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781612941110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974677293

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