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Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Title
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by Margaret Fishback, poet and Macy's ad-writing phenom of the 1930s, Rooney imagines an extraordinary walk through the streets of New York City on the last night of 1984, one that triggers a flood of memories for fictional ad woman Lillian Boxfish. The octogenarian muses on the changing urban landscape as she stops at favorite haunts: an intimate neighborhood bar that's just installed a TV, a restaurant where she's dined every New Year's Eve that's about to change owners, the famed Delmonico's, where she ended her marriage. Further stops include a changing lower Manhattan landscape where she meets a haunted Vietnam veteran and engages him in a "best last-line contest," a detour to a hospital emergency room with a frightened woman about to have her first baby, and a party where she's both scorned and adored by a new generation of artists, followed by a hilarious encounter with three muggers. Meanwhile, Lillian carefully recounts her celebrated career in advertising, her adored husband and son, and her emotional breakdown. Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time-and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge the past and future
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O676
LC item number
L55 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Large type books
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • New York (State)
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn970396407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847661
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)970396407
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn970396407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847661
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)970396407

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