The Resource The Lonely Hearts hotel, Heather O'Neill

The Lonely Hearts hotel, Heather O'Neill

Label
The Lonely Hearts hotel
Title
The Lonely Hearts hotel
Statement of responsibility
Heather O'Neill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With echoes of The Night Circus, a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans -in love with each other since they can remember-whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future. The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one's origins. It might also take true love. Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city's underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes -after years of searching and desperate poverty -the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they'll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same. With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O'Neill enchants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Neill, Heather
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.O64
LC item number
L66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First loves
  • Orphans
  • Montréal (Québec)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The Lonely Hearts hotel, Heather O'Neill
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
ocn949639809
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780735213739
Lccn
2016036295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1237692
  • (Sirsi) o949639809
  • (OCoLC)949639809
Label
The Lonely Hearts hotel, Heather O'Neill
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
ocn949639809
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780735213739
Lccn
2016036295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1237692
  • (Sirsi) o949639809
  • (OCoLC)949639809

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