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Compass rose : a novel

Author: John Casey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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Game warden Elsie Buttrick has just given birth to Dick's illegitimate daughter, Rose, and over the next 16 years the fiercely independent Elsie grapples with motherhood, aging, and love, and throws herself into a crusade to stop her land-grabbing brother-in-law from expanding his seaside resort. Meanwhile, Dick's wife, May, reconciles a public humiliation with an intense love for Rose. As Elsie's lust flares, May  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Casey
ISBN: 9780375410253 0375410252
OCLC Number: 564132802
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 355 pages : map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by John Casey.

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Game warden Elsie Buttrick has just given birth to Dick's illegitimate daughter, Rose, and over the next 16 years the fiercely independent Elsie grapples with motherhood, aging, and love, and throws herself into a crusade to stop her land-grabbing brother-in-law from expanding his seaside resort. Meanwhile, Dick's wife, May, reconciles a public humiliation with an intense love for Rose. As Elsie's lust flares, May sinks deeper into her devotion to her children and Rose.

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