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The Resource The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel, Keija Parssinen

The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel, Keija Parssinen

Label
The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel
Title
The unraveling of Mercy Louis
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Keija Parssinen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Port Sabine, the air is thick with oil, superstition reigns, and dreams hang on making a winning play. All eyes are on Mercy Louis, the star of the championship girls' basketball team. Mercy seems destined for greatness, but the road out of town is riddled with obstacles. There is her grandmother, Evelia, a strict evangelical who has visions of an imminent Rapture and sees herself as the keeper of Mercy's virtue. There are the cryptic letters from Charmaine, the mother who abandoned Mercy at birth. And then there's Travis, the boy who shakes the foundation of her faith. At the periphery of Mercy's world floats team manager Illa Stark, a lonely wallflower whose days are spent caring for a depressed mother crippled in a refinery accident. Like the rest of the town, Illa is spellbound by Mercy's beauty and talent, but a note discovered in Mercy's gym locker reveals that her life may not be as perfect as it appears. The last day of school brings the disturbing discovery, and as summer unfolds and the police investigate, every girl becomes a suspect. When Mercy collapses on the opening night of the season, Evelia prophesies that she is only the first to fall, and soon, other girls are afflicted by the mysterious condition, sending the town into a tailspin, and bringing Illa and Mercy together in an unexpected way
Cataloging source
JBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parssinen, Keija
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A7845
LC item number
U57 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Women basketball players
  • Grandmothers
  • City and town life
Label
The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel, Keija Parssinen
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn904334276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780062319098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel, Keija Parssinen
Publication
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
ocn904334276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780062319098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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