Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)

The spectacular, a novel, Zoe Whittall - hardcover

Summary
"Three generations of women strive for real freedom in this startling, provocative novel exploring sexuality, gender, and maternal ambivalence, from the acclaimed author of The Best Kind of People. It's 1997 and Missy's band has finally hit the big time as they tour across America. At twenty-two years old, Missy gets on stage every night and plays the song about her absent mother that made the band famous. Missy is the only girl in the band and she's determined to party just as hard as everyone else, loving and leaving someone in every town. But then a forgotten party favor strands her at the border. Fortysomething Carola is just surfacing from a sex scandal at the yoga center where she has been living when she sees her daughter, Missy, for the first time in ten years--on the cover of a music magazine. Ruth is eighty-three and planning her return to the Turkish seaside village where she spent her childhood. But when her granddaughter Missy winds up crashing at her house, she decides it's time that the strong and stubborn women in her family find a way to understand each other again. In this sharply observed novel, Zoe Whittall captures three very different women who struggle to build an authentic life. Definitions of family, romance, gender, and love will radically change as they seek out lives that are nothing less than spectacular"--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
fiction
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Description
354 pages, 22 cm
Isbn
9781524799410

Library Locations

  • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)

    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952, US
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