The Resource The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie, (electronic resource)

The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie, (electronic resource)

Label
The arc and the sediment
Title
The arc and the sediment
Statement of responsibility
Christine Allen-Yazzie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Gretta Bitsilly, gin-steeped mother of two and self-proclaimed expert at standing outside the margins of ethnicity and peering in, has been all but eclipsed by the world that eludes her--as a wife, a writer, a skeptic in "the other land of Zion," Utah. Gretta has set off to Fort Defiance, Arizona, where she hopes to convince her Navajo husband, who has escaped not from his family but from alcoholism, to come home.Over a sputtering two-steps-forward, one-step-back desert journey, Gretta is diverted by chance, seizures, an inconstant memory, and the disjointed character of her irresolute quest.She is fueled by a volatile mix of rage and curiosity and is rendered careless by ambivalence toward her marriage--she knows a welcome mat will not be waiting for her, "that white girl" who can't seem to get anything right. On route Gretta finds herself lost in the landscape, in strange company, or in her own convolution of language and inner space. With a dictionary and a laptop she attempts to write herself into a better existence--a hopeful existence--and to connect points of intellectual, physical, even spiritual reference.This tale, though dark and difficult, is infused with tart, twisted humor. Confused, disheveled, self-deprecating, and self-destructive, Gretta is also sharp and funny. Here, first-time novelist Christine Allen-Yazzie breaks apart her own narrative arc but with gritty reality seals it near-shut again, if in rearrangement, drawing us into Gretta's wrestling match with herself, her husband, her addiction, and the road
Additional physical form
Also available in print form.
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen-Yazzie, Christine Diane
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L439
LC item number
A73 2007
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women authors
  • Interracial marriage
  • Separated people
  • Navajo Indians
  • Voyages and travels
  • Deserts
Label
The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9780874216554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)769750
  • (OCoLC)751695404
  • (SSID)ssj0000534086
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11353379
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000534086
  • (PQKBWorkID)10493257
  • (PQKB)10823374
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3442867
  • (OCoLC)763159142
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse9423
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000114153
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web
Label
The arc and the sediment, Christine Allen-Yazzie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9780874216554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)769750
  • (OCoLC)751695404
  • (SSID)ssj0000534086
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11353379
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000534086
  • (PQKBWorkID)10493257
  • (PQKB)10823374
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3442867
  • (OCoLC)763159142
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse9423
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000114153
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web

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