The Resource All the houses, Karen Olsson

All the houses, Karen Olsson

Label
All the houses
Title
All the houses
Statement of responsibility
Karen Olsson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A bittersweet, biting, sharply observed family drama from the author of Waterloo. After her father has a heart attack and subsequent surgery, Helen Atherton returns to her hometown of Washington, D.C., to help take care of him and, perhaps more honestly, herself. She's been living in Los Angeles, trying to work in Hollywood, slowly spiraling into a depression fueled by hours spent watching C-SPAN-her obsession with politics a holdover from a childhood interrupted by her father's involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. "I don't know whether to think of him as a coconspirator or a complicit bystander or just someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time." Though the rest of the world has forgotten that scandal, the Atherton family never quite recovered. While living with her father in her childhood home, Helen tries to piece together the political moves that pulled her family apart. All the Houses is, at its heart, a father-daughter story. With razor-sharp prose, an alluring objectivity, and a dry sense of humor, Karen Olsson writes about the shape-shifting of our family relationships when outside forces work their way in-how Washington turns people into unnatural versions of themselves, how problematic and overbearing sisters can be, and how familial nostalgia that sets in during early adulthood can prove counterproductive to actually becoming an adult"--
  • "A novel about a family disrupted by the Iran-Contra scandal"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsson, Karen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.L755
LC item number
A79 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • FICTION
  • Iran-Contra Affair (1985-1990)
  • Depression, Mental
  • Families
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • FICTION / General
Label
All the houses, Karen Olsson
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
ocn911920971
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780374281328
Lccn
2015023333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1198192
  • (Sirsi) o911920971
  • (OCoLC)911920971
Label
All the houses, Karen Olsson
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
ocn911920971
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780374281328
Lccn
2015023333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1198192
  • (Sirsi) o911920971
  • (OCoLC)911920971

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