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The Resource Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; [translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman]

Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; [translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman]

Label
Norma
Title
Norma
Statement of responsibility
Sofi Oksanen ; [translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oksanen, Sofi
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Finnish
LC call number
PH356.O37
LC item number
N6713 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Witesman, Owen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Beauty, Personal
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Label
Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; [translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"-- Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966392957
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780451493521
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017011797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493521
  • (OCoLC)966392957
Label
Norma, Sofi Oksanen ; [translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman]
Publication
Note
"A novel"-- Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966392957
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780451493521
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017011797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493521
  • (OCoLC)966392957

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