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Carry the one, Carol Anshaw

Label
Carry the one
Title
Carry the one
Statement of responsibility
Carol Anshaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment. As one character says, “When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.” Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest calamities and triumphs of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we’d expect. As they seek redemption through addiction, social justice, and art, Anshaw’s characters reflect our deepest pain and longings, our joys, and our transcendent moments of understanding. This wise, wry, and erotically charged novel derives its power and appeal from the author’s exquisite use of language; her sympathy for her recognizable, very flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love
Summary
When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect and reconnect throughout 25 subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays and tragedies
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2012
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10036710
Cataloging source
BT
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1946-
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Anshaw, Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N7147
LC item number
C37 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Female friendship
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
Carry the one, Carol Anshaw
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
21021464
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
253 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781451636888
Lccn
2011013428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Carry the one, Carol Anshaw
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
21021464
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
253 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781451636888
Lccn
2011013428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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