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The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters : a novel, Michelle Lovric

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The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters : a novel
Title
The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Lovric
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's rural Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century, the age of the Pre-Raphaelites, when Europe burns with a passion for long, flowing locks. So when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognize their potential. Soon, they're a singing and dancing septet: Irish jigs kicked out in dusty church halls. But it is not their singing or their dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. In an Ireland still hungry and melancholy with the Great Famine, the Swiney hair is a rich offering. And their hair will take dark-hearted Darcy, bickering twins Berenice and Enda, plain Pertilly, gentle Oona, wild Ida, and fearful, flame-haired Manticory--the writer of their on- and off-stage adventures--out of poverty, through the dance halls of Ireland, to the salons of Dublin and the palazzi of Venice. It will bring them suitors and obsessive admirers, it will bring some of them love and each of them loss. For their past trails behind the sisters like the tresses on their heads and their fame and fortune will come at a terrible price. Rich in period detail, peopled by a bewitching cast of characters, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters is a tale of exploitation and celebrity, illegitimacy and sibling rivalry, love triangles and financial skullduggery, of death and devilry. And a very great deal of hair. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.O8765
LC item number
T78 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters : a novel, Michelle Lovric
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn860395689
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400142
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)860395689
Label
The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters : a novel, Michelle Lovric
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn860395689
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400142
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)860395689

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