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The Resource A saint from Texas : a novel, Edmund White

A saint from Texas : a novel, Edmund White

Label
A saint from Texas : a novel
Title
A saint from Texas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Edmund White, a bold and sweeping new novel that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood. Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, born on a humble patch of East Texas prairie but bound for far grander fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbor their own secrets and dreams-ones that will carry them far from Texas and from each other. As the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. And yet, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable. Spanning the 1950s to the recent past, Edmund White's marvelous novel serves up an immensely pleasurable epic of two Texas women as their lives traverse varied worlds: the swaggering opulence of the Dallas nouveau riche, the airless pretention of the Paris gratin, and the strict piety of a Colombian convent. For nearly half a century, Edmund White's work has revitalized American literature, blithely breaking down boundaries of class and sexuality, and A Saint in Texas is one of his most joyous, gorgeously written, and piercing works to date."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Edmund
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H463
LC item number
S25 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twin sisters
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Nuns
  • Lesbianism
  • Texas, East
Label
A saint from Texas : a novel, Edmund White
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
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781635572551
Lccn
2020002373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1137180099
Label
A saint from Texas : a novel, Edmund White
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
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781635572551
Lccn
2020002373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1137180099

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