The Resource She's not there : a novel, Joy Fielding

She's not there : a novel, Joy Fielding

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She's not there : a novel
Title
She's not there
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joy Fielding
Title variation
She is not there
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
Tone
Review
A toddler disappears from a Mexican hotel room, deepening the fissures in an already fractured family. On an anniversary trip to Mexico, San Diego couple Caroline and Hunter make a fateful decision to leave their two daughters in their resort hotel room while they have dinner with friends in the courtyard below. They take turns checking on Michelle, 5, and Samantha, 2, every 30 minutes, but sometime in the half hour before their return, Samantha goes missing from her crib. The police and the media blame the couple, particularly Caroline, since her demeanor at a press conference is too aloof. (It's just that shock becomes her.) Over the next 15 years, Hunter, a high-powered lawyer, seeks refuge with other, successively younger women, and reporters continue to hound Caroline on every anniversary of the disappearance. After a rocky adolescence, Michelle is now a young adult with a drinking problem due to her lifelong resentment of all the attention her younger sibling, though absent, still commands. Caroline's brother, Steve, who was the favored sibling in her own family, and her hypercritical mother, Mary, add to the complexity of Caroline's life as a divorcée struggling to hold on to her latest high school teaching job. (Principals have a tendency to fire her as soon as they learn of her past.) Into this morass walks Lili, a Canadian teen who believes she's Samantha—though only Mary is convinced there's a resemblance. Compounding this uncertainty is the fact that Hunter lied to the police: he was actually committing adultery when he was supposed to be checking on the children. As the family awaits a DNA test, the suspense mounts, but not as quickly as our disbelief due to several inconsistencies and improbabilities. This time, Fielding seems to be phoning in the thrills.(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2015)
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10464946
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DLC
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Fielding, Joy
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.F518
LC item number
S54 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • African Americans
  • Missing children
Label
She's not there : a novel, Joy Fielding
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781101966877
Lccn
2015048418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910293980
  • (OCoLC)910293980
Label
She's not there : a novel, Joy Fielding
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781101966877
Lccn
2015048418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910293980
  • (OCoLC)910293980

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