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The sunken cathedral : a novel, Kate Walbert

Label
The sunken cathedral : a novel
Title
The sunken cathedral
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Walbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Sunken Cathedral, Kate Walbert tells the stories of four women living in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, more or less now. Two, Marie and Simone, friends for decades, are widows in their seventies, yet robust, engaged, full of appetite, even ready to find love again. They were immigrants, survivors of World War II in Europe, and now are living alone in the houses where they raised their children. Elizabeth is Marie's tenant, the mother of a 13-year-old boy, a woman convinced that others have some secret way of being, of contending with the world, some confidence and certainty she lacks. She is increasingly unmoored, baffled by her son, her husband, the elusive role she is meant to play. The art historian, who takes a painting class with Marie and Simone and works on a series of paintings of the city underwater, is a witness of sorts, a woman who watches the neighborhood, the weather (it is post-Sandy or some cataclysmic event like it). Shifting points of view and protagonists, interweaving long narrative footnotes, Walbert paints portraits of marriage, of friendship, of love in its many facets, and of a particular moment in New York, always limning the inner life, the place of deepest yearning and meaning and anxiety"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walbert, Kate
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A42113
LC item number
S86 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art teachers
  • Female friendship
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Widows
  • War brides
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sunken cathedral : a novel, Kate Walbert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781476799360
Lccn
2014040854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895500758
  • (Sirsi) o895500758
  • (OCoLC)895500758
Label
The sunken cathedral : a novel, Kate Walbert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781476799360
Lccn
2014040854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895500758
  • (Sirsi) o895500758
  • (OCoLC)895500758

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