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The Resource Missing persons : a memoir, Gayle Greene

Missing persons : a memoir, Gayle Greene

Label
Missing persons : a memoir
Title
Missing persons
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Greene
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Missing Persons is a memoir about dealing with death in a culture that gives no help. As the last of her family, Greene's losses are stark, first her aunt, then her mother, in quick succession. She is as ill-equipped for the challenges of caring for a dying person at home as she is for the other losses, long repressed, that rise to confront her at this time: the suicide of her younger brother, the death of her father. As the professional identity on which she's based her selfhood comes to feel brittle and trivial, she is catapulted into questions of 'who am I?' and 'what have I done with my life?' The memoir is structured as an account of her mother's and aunt's final days and the year that follows, a year in which she reconstructs her life. This is a powerful story about family, what it means to have one, to lose one, never to have made one, and what, if anything, might take its place. It's the story of a vexed mother-daughter relationship that mellows with age. It is also a search for home, as the very landscape shifts around her and the vast orchards are dug up and paved over for tract housing, strip malls, freeways, and the Santa Clara Valley, once known as the Valley of Heart's Delight, is transformed to 'Silicon'"--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Gayle
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS29.G74
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Gayle
  • Greene, Gayle
  • Literary historians
  • Critics
  • Families
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
Label
Missing persons : a memoir, Gayle Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223128487361
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ending
  • Scenes from a Deathbed
  • Missing Persons
  • Makeshift Mourning
  • Haunting
  • Moving House
  • Lost and Found
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781943859467
Lccn
2017005580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043791
Label
Missing persons : a memoir, Gayle Greene
Publication
Bar code
31223128487361
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ending
  • Scenes from a Deathbed
  • Missing Persons
  • Makeshift Mourning
  • Haunting
  • Moving House
  • Lost and Found
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781943859467
Lccn
2017005580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043791

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