The Resource By blood, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)

By blood, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)

Label
By blood
Title
By blood
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Ullman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"San Francisco in the 1970s. Free love has given way to radical feminism, psychedelic ecstasy to hard-edged gloom. The Zodiac Killer stalks the streets. A disgraced professor takes an office in a downtown tower to plot his return. But the walls are thin and he's distracted by voices from next door--his neighbor is a psychologist, and one of her patients dislikes the hum of the white-noise machine. And so he begins to hear about the patient's troubles with her female lover, her conflicts with her adoptive WASP family, and her quest to track down her birth mother. The professor is not just absorbed but enraptured. And the further he is pulled into the patient's recounting of her dramas--and the most profound questions of her own identity--the more he needs the story to move forward. The patient's questions about her birth family have led her to a Catholic charity that trafficked freshly baptized orphans out of Germany after World War II. But confronted with this new self--"I have no idea what it means to say 'I'm a Jew'"--The patient finds her search stalled. Armed with the few details he's gleaned, the professor takes up the quest and quickly finds the patient's mother in records from a German displaced-persons camp. But he can't let on that he's been eavesdropping, so he mocks up a reply from an adoption agency the patient has contacted and drops it in the mail. Through the wall, he hears how his dear patient is energized by the news, and so is he. He unearths more clues and invests more and more in this secret, fraught, triangular relationship: himself, the patient, and her therapist, who is herself German. His research leads them deep into the history of displaced-persons camps, of postwar Zionism, and--most troubling of all--of the Nazi Lebensborn program"--
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ullman, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3621.L45
LC item number
B9 2012eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoptees
  • College teachers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Fiction
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
Label
By blood, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429950145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10b3523a-72c5-4900-b588-a0c827ad013e
Publisher number
EB00102726
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863059444
Label
By blood, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429950145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10b3523a-72c5-4900-b588-a0c827ad013e
Publisher number
EB00102726
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863059444

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