The Resource Cygnet : a novel, Season Butler

Cygnet : a novel, Season Butler

Label
Cygnet : a novel
Title
Cygnet
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Season Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The seventeen-year-old Kid doesn't know where her parents are. They left her with her grandmother Lolly, promising to return soon. That was months ago. Now Lolly is dead, and the Kid is alone, stranded ten miles off the coast of New Hampshire on tiny Swan Island. Unable to reach her parents and with no other relatives to turn to, she works for a neighbor, airbrushing the past by digitally retouching family photos and movies to earn enough money to survive. Surrounded by the vast ocean, the Kid's temporary home is no ordinary vacation retreat. The island is populated by an idiosyncratic group of the elderly who call themselves Wrinklies. They have left behind the youth-obsessed mainland—the "Bad Place"—to create their own alternative community, one where only the elderly are welcome. The adolescent's presence on their island oasis unnerves the Wrinklies, turning some downright hostile. They don't care if she has nowhere to go; they just want her gone. She is a reminder of all they've left behind and are determined to forget. But the Kid isn't the only problem threatening the insular community. Swan Island is eroding into the rising sea, threatening the Wrinklies' very existence there. The Kid's own house edges closer to the seaside cliffs each day. To find a way forward, she must come to terms with the realities of her life, the inevitability of loss, and an unknown future which is hers alone to embrace
Cataloging source
FBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Season
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social isolation
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Loneliness
  • Teenage girls
  • Desertion and non-support
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Islands
  • American fiction
  • Coming of age
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
Cygnet : a novel, Season Butler
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
sky294746596
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780062870919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 07/19
Label
Cygnet : a novel, Season Butler
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
sky294746596
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780062870919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 07/19

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