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Author Litman, Ellen.

Title Mannequin girl : a novel / Ellen Litman.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    LITMAN,ELL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 352 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary Growing up in Soviet Russia, Kat Knopman worships her parents, Jewish intellectuals who teach literature at a Moscow school, run a drama club, and dabble in political radicalism. When Kat is diagnosed with rapidly-progressing scoliosis, the trajectory of her life changes and she finds herself at a different institution-- a school-sanatorium for children with spinal ailments. Confined to a brace, surrounded by unsympathetic peers, Kat embarks on a quest to prove that she can be as exceptional as her parents despite her physical limitations, her Jewishness, and her suspicion that her beloved parents are in fact flawed.
Subject Young women -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Fiction.
Jews, Russian -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Fiction.
Parent and child -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Fiction.
Scoliosis in children -- Fiction.
Success -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
ISBN 9780393069280 hardcover
0393069281 hardcover

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