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The Resource Lear's shadow : a novel, Claire Holden Rothman

Lear's shadow : a novel, Claire Holden Rothman

Label
Lear's shadow : a novel
Title
Lear's shadow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Claire Holden Rothman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During a sweltering, stormy Montreal summer, Bea Rose finds herself about to turn forty having lost her lover, her business, and her bearings. When the opportunity to work for an outdoor production of King Lear arises, she grabs it despite her utter lack of theatre experience. Things get off to a rocky start when Bea learns the artistic director, Arthur White, is a childhood friend whose presence stirs up painful memories. Then she inadvertently sparks the lascivious attentions of the aging star of the play and alienates the stage director, who happens to be his former wife. As Bea learns the ropes of her new role, her beloved but demanding father begins behaving erratically and losing himself in forgetfulness and her younger sister Cara reveals cracks in the foundation of her apparently perfect life as a devoted mother and co-owner, with her charismatic husband, of a successful raw foods restaurant. The sisters do their best to care for their father, but his deteriorating condition soon exceeds what either can handle. To make matters worse, the star of Lear is also faltering amidst the confusions of age, illness, and regret over transgressions from his past. In a masterful scene of raucous celebration whirling out of control, the various forces in Bea's life collide in a shocking act that could destroy more than one life--or reveal how those lives might come together in new and stronger ways."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1958-
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Rothman, Claire
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Drama
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Theater
  • Dementia
  • Montréal (Québec)
Label
Lear's shadow : a novel, Claire Holden Rothman
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780735234253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 292726
  • 875480
Label
Lear's shadow : a novel, Claire Holden Rothman
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780735234253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 292726
  • 875480

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
    • Merritt BranchBorrow it
      149 Hartzel Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2P1N6, CA
      43.148472 -79.215422
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