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A richer dust, Amy Boaz

Label
A richer dust
Title
A richer dust
Statement of responsibility
Amy Boaz
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Doll, a British painter just out of art school at Slade, arrives in New Mexico in 1924, she is certain only of her faith in the man who invited her: social philosopher Abe Bronstone, who has left Britain to found a model society in Taos. Doll has renounced her own aristocratic roots to join the high desert household of Abe and his wife Vera (a scandalous German divorcée). Doll's narration of events moves backward to her childhood in Victorian London, and forward to her solitary life in 1963 Taos, solitary until she meets the much younger Akbar ("He doesn't know how much younger and I don't plan to tell him"). As the community around Abe which loosely incorporates East Coast heiress Janie; her Native American husband, Junior; local Indians from the reservation; and a war-traumatized Chicago poet and his wife unravels, Doll's affair with Akbar, the most fulfilling of her life, intensifies, but it puts her in small-town conflict with Akbar's mother, protective of her sweetly ne'er-do-well son. It is the story of a woman who remains open to life despite discouragement and disappointments, and whose self-discovery of her art, her body, and her mind is as unceasing as it is unaffected. The Taos landscape, through Doll's eyes (and through the rest of her keen senses, except for her damaged hearing), is vivid and breathtaking, and serves as a magnificent canvas for sketching the arc of her life."--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.O25
LC item number
R53 2008
Literary form
fiction
Label
A richer dust, Amy Boaz
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
181827409
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9781579621599
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048235
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)181827409
Label
A richer dust, Amy Boaz
Publication
Control code
181827409
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9781579621599
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048235
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)181827409

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