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The Resource The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge

The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge

Label
The girl in the polka-dot dress
Title
The girl in the polka-dot dress
Statement of responsibility
Beryl Bainbridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tumultuous spring of 1968 a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In her suitcase are a polka dot dress and a one-way ticket. In America, recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, they begin a search for the charismatic and elusive Dr. Wheeler - sage, prophet and, possibly, redeemer - who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood and against whom Harold holds a seething grudge. As they follow their quarry cross-country in a camper they encounter the odd remnants of Wheeler acolytes who harbor festering cultural and political grievances. Along the way, a famous artist is shot in New York, mutilated soldiers are evacuated from Vietnam, race hatred explodes in ghettos and suburbs and casual madness blossoms at revival meetings. Many believe America's only hope is presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, whose campaign trail echoes Rose and Harold's pilgrimage. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June. Subversive, sinister and marvelously vivid, Beryl Bainbridge's great last novel evokes a nation on the brink of self-destruction with artful brilliance."-- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A3195
LC item number
G57 2011
Literary form
fiction
Label
The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge
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
Control code
1310072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781609450564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1310072
  • (Sirsi) 1310072
  • (OCoLC)747582175
Label
The girl in the polka-dot dress, Beryl Bainbridge
Publication
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
1310072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781609450564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1310072
  • (Sirsi) 1310072
  • (OCoLC)747582175

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