The Resource The girl who trod on a loaf, Kathryn Davis

The girl who trod on a loaf, Kathryn Davis

Label
The girl who trod on a loaf
Title
The girl who trod on a loaf
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A young woman in flight from her past, and an old woman whose secrets are contained in the grave ... With this configuration Kathryn Davis, the acclaimed author of Labrador, begins a novel of true bravura - about opera, Denmark, adultery, and murder. In upstate New York, Frances Thorn waits tables in a diner, despite her privileged, educated background, and raises her twin daughters without the presence or even a memory of their father. But these puzzling circumstances are made stranger still, and inalterably changed, when she meets an elderly Danish woman named Helle Ten Brix, a renowned but esoteric composer now living with relatives in the same small town
  • At the heart of this peculiar friendship is a folktale, later retold by Hans Christian Andersen, about a prideful girl: rather than ruin her new shoes while crossing the treacherous bogs, she uses the loaf of bread intended as a present for her parents as a stepping-stone - only to be condemned for her arrogance to a horrible fate, trapped at the bottom of the bog forever. She is also the subject of Helle's final opera, left unfinished at her death and willed, along with the rest of her music, to Frances. From this curious legacy Frances must not only unravel the mysteries of the composer's life and work, but also confront the sorrow they have come to share
  • The story of two very different women contending with themselves and with each other, this is as well a short course in the opera, a kind of sexual history of the twentieth century, and a philosophical - even religious - passage from despair toward redemption. In the perfection of its language, in its dignity and wit, a novel at once sophisticated, humane, and wholly remarkable
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Davis, Kathryn
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A934923
LC item number
G57 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • New York (State)
Label
The girl who trod on a loaf, Kathryn Davis
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780679414254
Lccn
92054804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27144123
  • (OCoLC)ocm27144123
Label
The girl who trod on a loaf, Kathryn Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780679414254
Lccn
92054804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27144123
  • (OCoLC)ocm27144123

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