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The Resource How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza

How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza

Label
How to be human : a novel
Title
How to be human
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paula Cocozza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Guardian writer Paula Cocozza, a debut novel of the breakdown of a marriage, urban claustrophobia, and a woman's unseemly passion for a fox. One summer's night, Mary comes home from a midnight ramble to find a baby lying on her back-door step. Has Mary stolen the baby from next door? Has the baby's mother, Mary's neighbor, left her there in her acute state of post-natal depression? Or was the baby brought to Mary as a gift by the fox who is increasingly coming to dominate her life? So opens How to Be Human, a novel set in a London suburb beset by urban foxes. On leave from work, unsettled by the proximity of her ex, and struggling with her hostile neighbors, Mary has become increasingly captivated by a magnificent fox who is always in her garden. First she sees him wink at her, then he brings her presents, and finally she invites him into her house. As the boundaries between the domestic and the wild blur, and the neighbors set out to exterminate the fox, it is unclear if Mary will save the fox, or the fox save Mary. In this masterful debut, Paula Cocozza weaves together a penetrating portrait of marital breakdown, a social novel of wit and nuance, and an obsessive love story that crosses new boundaries"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cocozza, Paula
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.O348
LC item number
H69 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • FICTION
  • Marriage
Label
How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza
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
1701741
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781250129253
Lccn
2016039491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701741
  • (OCoLC)958459348
Label
How to be human : a novel, Paula Cocozza
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
1701741
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781250129253
Lccn
2016039491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701741
  • (OCoLC)958459348

Library Locations

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      42.557534 -71.1639979
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