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The Resource Self-portrait with boy : a novel, Rachel Lyon

Self-portrait with boy : a novel, Rachel Lyon

Label
Self-portrait with boy : a novel
Title
Self-portrait with boy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Lyon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death--an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be startlingly gorgeous, the best work of art she's ever made. It's an image that could change her life...if she lets it. But the decision to show the photograph is not easy. The boy is her neighbors' son, and the tragedy brings all the building's residents together. It especially unites Lu with his beautiful grieving mother, Kate. As the two forge an intense bond based on sympathy, loneliness, and budding attraction, Lu feels increasingly unsettled and guilty, torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love. Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyon, Rachel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.Y566
LC item number
S45 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women photographers
  • Female friendship
  • Children
Label
Self-portrait with boy : a novel, Rachel Lyon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963750
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781501169588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)989963750
Label
Self-portrait with boy : a novel, Rachel Lyon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963750
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781501169588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)989963750

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