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The Resource Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world, Nell Stevens

Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world, Nell Stevens

Label
Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world
Title
Bleaker house
Title remainder
chasing my novel to the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
Nell Stevens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A whimsical blend of memoir and travelogue, laced with wry and indispensable writing advice, Bleaker House is a story of creative struggle that brilliantly captures the self-torture of the writing life. Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but somehow life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that let her spend three months, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Um, no. Nell chose Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write her 2,500 words a day. In three months, surely she'd have a novel. And sure enough, other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren't many distractions on Bleaker. Nell gets to work on her novel--a delightful Dickensian fiction she calls Bleaker House--only to discover that an excruciatingly erratic internet connection and 1100 calories a day (as much food as she could carry in her suitcase, budgeted to the raisin) are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, the memoir traces Nell's island days and slowly reveals details of the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her art. They pop up in her novel, as well, and in other fictional pieces that dot the book. It seems that there is nowhere Nell can run--an island or the pages of her notebook--to escape herself. With winning honesty and wit, Nell's race to finish her book slowly emerges as an irresistible narrative in its own right"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Nell
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.T478
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevens, Nell
  • Authors, English
  • Fiction
  • Falkland Islands
  • Autobiographies
Label
Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world, Nell Stevens
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
ocn965617310
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780385541558
Lccn
2016041607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world, Nell Stevens
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
ocn965617310
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780385541558
Lccn
2016041607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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