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The Resource The weight of him : a novel, Ethel Rohan

The weight of him : a novel, Ethel Rohan

Label
The weight of him : a novel
Title
The weight of him
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ethel Rohan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food's colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has always made everything better, until the day Billy's beloved son Michael takes his own life. Billy determines to make a difference in Michael's memory and undertakes a public weight-loss campaign, to raise money for suicide prevention--his first step in an ambitious plan to save himself, and to save others. However, Billy's dramatic crusade appalls his family, who want to simply try to go on. Despite his crushing detractors, Billy gains welcome allies: his community-at-large; a co-worker who lost his father to suicide; a filmmaker with his own dubious agenda; and a secret, miniature kingdom that Billy populates with the sub-quality dolls and soldiers he rescues from disposal at the local toy factory where he works. But it is only if Billy can confront the truth of his pain, suffering, and the brokenness around him, that he and others will be able to realize the full rescue and change they need. Set in rural, contemporary Ireland, The Weight of Him is an unforgettable, big-hearted novel about loss and reliance that moves from tragedy to recrimination to what can be achieved when we take the stand of our lives"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rohan, Ethel
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O485
LC item number
W45 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weight loss
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The weight of him : a novel, Ethel Rohan
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn947146056
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250092120
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250092120
  • (OCoLC)947146056
Label
The weight of him : a novel, Ethel Rohan
Publication
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
ocn947146056
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250092120
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250092120
  • (OCoLC)947146056

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