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Lillian boxfish takes a walk, by Kathleen Rooney

Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk
Title
Lillian boxfish takes a walk
Statement of responsibility
by Kathleen Rooney
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by Margaret Fishback, poet and Macy's ad-writing phenom of the 1930s, Rooney imagines an extraordinary walk through the streets of New York City on the last night of 1984, one that triggers a flood of memories for fictional ad woman Lillian Boxfish. The octogenarian muses on the changing urban landscape as she stops at favorite haunts: an intimate neighborhood bar that's just installed a TV, a restaurant where she's dined every New Year's Eve that's about to change owners, the famed Delmonico's, where she ended her marriage. Further stops include a changing lower Manhattan landscape where she meets a haunted Vietnam veteran and engages him in a "best last-line contest," a detour to a hospital emergency room with a frightened woman about to have her first baby, and a party where she's both scorned and adored by a new generation of artists, followed by a hilarious encounter with three muggers. Meanwhile, Lillian carefully recounts her celebrated career in advertising, her adored husband and son, and her emotional breakdown. Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time-and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge the past and future
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Summary
Embarking on a walk across Manhattan on New Year's Eve in 1984, eighty-five-year-old Lillian Boxfish recalls her long and eventful life, which included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America, whose career was cut short by marriage and loss
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541411
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O676
LC item number
L55 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk, by Kathleen Rooney
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21074331
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499660
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn970396407
  • (OCoLC)970396407
Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk, by Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21074331
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499660
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn970396407
  • (OCoLC)970396407

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