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The helios disaster / Linda Bostrom Knausgaard ; translation from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC BOSTROM KNAUSGAARD, LINDA (Text) 36446002013491 New Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781642860689 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 189 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : World Editions, 2020.

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Published in the UK in 2015 by World Editions Ltd., London.
Summary, etc.:
The Helios Disaster is a contemporary mythical tale in which a father gives birth to a twelve-year-old girl, splitting his head open in the process. Father and daughter are separated. The girl is placed into foster care and comes under the spell of the Pentecostal movement. When she starts speaking in tongues, she's admitted to a psychiatric ward. All the time, she longs to meet her father and eventually they run away together. The author's passionate involvement with her protagonist illuminates what it is like to slide irresistibly away from reality
Subject: Fathers and daughters > Fiction
Mental illness > Fiction
Foster care > Fictin.
Speaking in tongues > Fiction
Genre: Mythical Fiction.
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