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The Resource Norma : a novel, by Sofi Oksanen ; [translated by Owen F. Witesman]

Norma : a novel, by Sofi Oksanen ; [translated by Owen F. Witesman]

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Norma : a novel
Title
Norma
Title remainder
a novel
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by Sofi Oksanen ; [translated by Owen F. Witesman]
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  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
"When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--
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Title
Norma
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Summary
A girl who hides the truth about her supernatural hair, which alerts her to danger and the emotions of others, sifts through the records of her recently deceased mother when a stranger at the funeral informs her that her mother did not commit suicide
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10578653
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
894/.54134
Index
no index present
LC call number
PH356.O37
LC item number
N6713 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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by Sofi Oksanen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
Norma : a novel, by Sofi Oksanen ; [translated by Owen F. Witesman]

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