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The Resource The children act, Ian Mcewan, (electronic resource)

The children act, Ian Mcewan, (electronic resource)

Label
The children act
Title
The children act
Statement of responsibility
Ian Mcewan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case'as well as her crumbling marriage'tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page
Summary
Judge Fiona Maye is at a difficult point in her marriage. Taking refuge in addressing other people’s problems in family court, Fiona extends herself more than usual, meeting a boy whose future is in her hands. McEwan is a masterful observer of human distress. With a simple story and flawed, genuine characters, this novel is poignant and insightful. -- Jennifer Alexander for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358043
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The children act, Ian Mcewan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=361B9721-BD3C-4D6D-AF72-937601DB0174
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883346370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385539715
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00320357
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
361B9721-BD3C-4D6D-AF72-937601DB0174
System control number
(OCoLC)883346370
Label
The children act, Ian Mcewan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=361B9721-BD3C-4D6D-AF72-937601DB0174
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883346370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385539715
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00320357
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
361B9721-BD3C-4D6D-AF72-937601DB0174
System control number
(OCoLC)883346370

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