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Barcode40778000012826
LocationMt Jewett
TitleMy dark Vanessa : a novel / Kate Elizabeth Russell.
AuthorRussell, Kate Elizabeth, author.
Call NoFIC RUS
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 006294150X (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0062983806
International Standard Book Number 9780062941503 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780062983800
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Russell, Kate Elizabeth, author.
Title Statement My dark Vanessa : a novel / Kate Elizabeth Russell.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?2020
Imprint New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Physical Description 372 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager--and who professed to worship only her--may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself."--Amazon.
Summary, Etc. 2000: Bright, ambitious fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017: Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa. Now Vanessa finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? -- adapted from jacket
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Literary. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Psychological. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Women. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term High schools Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term High schools. fast (OCoLC)fst00956288
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sex crimes Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sex crimes Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Students Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Students Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Students. fast (OCoLC)fst01136041
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teacher-student relationship Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teacher-student relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teachers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teachers Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teachers. fast (OCoLC)fst01144248
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teenage girls Fiction.
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Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481

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