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The Resource Evidence of V : a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions, by Sheila O'Connor

Evidence of V : a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions, by Sheila O'Connor

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Evidence of V : a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions
Title
Evidence of V
Title remainder
a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions
Statement of responsibility
by Sheila O'Connor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an ambitious blend of fact and fiction, including family secrets, documents from the era, and a thin, fragmentary case file unsealed by the court, novelist Sheila O'Connor tells the riveting story of V, a talented fifteen-year-old singer in 1930s Minneapolis who aspires to be a star. Drawing on the little-known American practice of incarcerating adolescent girls for "immorality" in the first half of the twentieth century, O'Connor follows young V from her early work as a nightclub entertainer to her subsequent six-year state school sentence for an unplanned pregnancy. As V struggles to survive within a system only nominally committed to rescue and reform, she endures injustices that will change the course of her life and the lives of her descendants. Inspired by O'Connor's research on her unknown maternal grandmother and the long-term effects of intergenerational trauma, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions is a poignant excavation of familial and national history that remains disturbingly relevant-a harrowing story of exploitation and erasure, and the infinite ways in which girls, past and present, are punished for crimes they didn't commit. O'Connor's collage novel offers an engaging balance between illuminating a shameful and hidden chapter of American history and captivating the reader with the vivid and unforgettable character of V."--
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O'Connor, Sheila
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.C645
LC item number
E95 2019
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Juvenile detention homes
  • Exploitation
  • Family secrets
  • Reformatories for women
  • Singers
  • Nightclubs
  • Exploitation
  • Family secrets
  • Juvenile detention homes
  • Nightclubs
  • Reformatories for women
  • Singers
  • Teenage girls
  • United States
Label
Evidence of V : a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions, by Sheila O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1105748916
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781941628195
Lccn
2019025830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Evidence of V : a novel in fragments, facts, and fictions, by Sheila O'Connor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1105748916
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781941628195
Lccn
2019025830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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