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The Resource Irma Voth : a novel, Miriam Toews

Irma Voth : a novel, Miriam Toews

Label
Irma Voth : a novel
Title
Irma Voth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Toews
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption. Nineteen-year-old Irma lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico. She has already been cast out of her family for marrying a young Mexican ne'er-do-well she barely knows, although she remains close to her rebellious younger sister and yearns for the lost intimacy with her mother. With a husband who proves elusive and often absent, a punishing father, and a faith in God damaged beyond repair, Irma appears trapped in an untenable and desperate situation. When a celebrated Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrive from Mexico City to make a movie about the insular community in which she was raised, Irma is immediately drawn to the outsiders and is soon hired as a translator on the set. But her father, intractable and domineering, is determined to destroy the film and get rid of the interlopers. His action sets Irma on an irrevocable path toward something that feels like freedom. This is the powerful story of a young woman's quest to discover all that she may become in the unexpectedly rich and confounding world that lies beyond the stifling, observant community she knows
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.T6113
LC item number
I76 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Mennonites
  • Families
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
Label
Irma Voth : a novel, Miriam Toews
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn703206405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780062070180
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011008226
Label
Irma Voth : a novel, Miriam Toews
Publication
Control code
ocn703206405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780062070180
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011008226

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