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The Resource My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent, (sound recording:)

My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent, (sound recording:)

Label
My absolute darling : a novel
Title
My absolute darling
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Tallent
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The reader tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero--and in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Tallent, Gabriel
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3620.A454
LC item number
M9 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Alex McKenna
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McKenna, Alex
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  • Orphans
  • Friendship
  • Teenagers
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent, (sound recording:)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289231975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 48 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525497929
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
hn 09/17
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6930
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)967500740
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
My absolute darling : a novel, Gabriel Tallent, (sound recording:)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289231975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 48 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525497929
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
hn 09/17
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6930
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)967500740
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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