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The Resource Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados

Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados

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Walking the dog : a novel
Title
Walking the dog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Swados
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Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Whimsy and depression have rarely been so purely and movingly juxtaposed. Sometimes humorous, often harrowing, always compassionate."--Elle magazine on My Depression -- Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester--renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection--is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation. When finally let loose onto the streets of New York, she finds a job wrestling spoiled canines as a dog walker in Manhattan's most elite neighborhoods, relating better with their brutish instincts than with their human owners. Determined to also prove herself a real person, Carleen tries to reconnect with her estranged and ferociously Orthodox daughter. Amid the strained brunch dates, unsent letters, and the continuing trauma of prison, Carleen begins a slow and halting process of self-discovery. Strikingly funny and self aware, this belated coming-of-age novel asks the question: How do you restart after crashing your first chance at life? Perhaps best known for her Broadway hit Runaways, Elizabeth Swados has composed, written, and directed for over thirty years. She has also published novels, nonfiction, and children's books to great acclaim, and received the KEN Award as well as a New York Public Library Award for her book My Depression: A Picture Book (Seven Stories Press, 2015), which was adapted into an HBO documentary starring Sigourney Weaver and Fred Armisen. Other awards include five Tony nominations, three Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Ford Grant, the Helen Hayes Award, a Lila Acheson Wallace Grant, a PEN Citation, and others"--
  • "A former child prodigy and kleptomaniac, Ester--who rechristens herself as a gentile, Carleen--lands in prison for decades after a botched heist. Let loose onto the streets of New York, Carleen begins a halted process of self-discovery, wrestling spoiled uptown canines as a dog walker and attempting to connect with her estranged, ferociously orthodox daughter"--
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Title
Walking the dog
Creator
Summary
"A former child prodigy and kleptomaniac, Ester--who rechristens herself as a gentile, Carleen--lands in prison for decades after a botched heist. Let loose onto the streets of New York, Carleen begins a halted process of self-discovery, wrestling spoiled uptown canines as a dog walker and attempting to connect with her estranged, ferociously orthodox daughter"--
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10507130
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.W17
LC item number
W35 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Elizabeth Swados
Walking the dog : a novel, Elizabeth Swados

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