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The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge

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The girl in the polka-dot dress
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The girl in the polka-dot dress
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Beryl Bainbridge
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eng
Summary
"In the tumultuous spring of 1968 a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In her suitcase are a polka dot dress and a one-way ticket. In America, recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, they begin a search for the charismatic and elusive Dr. Wheeler - sage, prophet and, possibly, redeemer - who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood and against whom Harold holds a seething grudge. As they follow their quarry cross-country in a camper they encounter the odd remnants of Wheeler acolytes who harbor festering cultural and political grievances. Along the way, a famous artist is shot in New York, mutilated soldiers are evacuated from Vietnam, race hatred explodes in ghettos and suburbs and casual madness blossoms at revival meetings. Many believe America's only hope is presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, whose campaign trail echoes Rose and Harold's pilgrimage. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June. Subversive, sinister and marvelously vivid, Beryl Bainbridge's great last novel evokes a nation on the brink of self-destruction with artful brilliance."-- Publisher's description
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Title
The girl in the polka-dot dress
Creator
Summary
Set in 1968, a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In an America recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, the two begin a search for Dr. Wheeler, the man who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood. As they follow their quarry cross-country, their pilgrimage echoes the campaign trail of presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June
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Genre
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10015315
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A3195
LC item number
G57 2011
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Beryl Bainbridge
The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
162 p.
Isbn
9781609450564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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