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Study for obedience

Summary: "A woman moves from the place of her birth to a remote northern country to be housekeeper to her brother, whose wife has just left him. The youngest child of many siblings--more than she cares to remember --from earliest childhood she has attended to their every desire, smoothed away the slightest discomfort with perfect obedience, with the highest degree of devotion. Soon after she arrives, a series of unfortunate events occurs--collective bovine hysteria; the demise of a ewe and her nearly-born lamb; a local dog's phantom pregnancy; a potato blight. She notices that the local suspicion about incomers in general seems to be directed particularly in her case. What is clear is that she is being accused of wrongdoing, but in a language she cannot understand and so cannot address. And however diligently and silently she toils in service of the community, still she feels their hostility growing, pressing at the edges of her brother's property. And inside the house, although she tends to her brother and his home with the utmost care and attention, he too begins to fall ill..."--

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  • ISBN: 178378993X
  • ISBN: 9781783789931
  • ISBN: 1039009069
  • ISBN: 9781039009066
  • Physical Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Women Fiction
Housekeepers Fiction
Siblings Fiction
Genre: Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at York County Libraries.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults BER Fiction (Text) 34318001236716 Adult Area Checked Out 03/08/2024

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