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The memory palace, by Mira Bartok

Label
The memory palace
Title
The memory palace
Statement of responsibility
by Mira Bartok
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before she was struck with schizophrenia at the age of nineteen, beautiful pianist Norma Herr had been the most vibrant personality in the room. She loved her daughters and did her best to raise them well, but as her mental state deteriorated, Norma spoke less about Chopin and more about Nazis and her fear that her daughters would be kidnapped, murdered, or raped. When the girls left for college, the harassment escalated- Norma called them obsessively, appeared at their apartments or jobs, threatened to kill herself if they did not return home. After a traumatic encounter, Mira and her sister were left with no choice but to change their names and sever all contact with Norma in order to stay safe. Then one day, Mira's life changed forever after a debilitating car accident. As she struggled to recover from a traumatic brain injury, Mira reached out to the homeless shelter where she believed her mother was living and discovered that Norma was dying. At the hospital, Mira discovered a set of keys that opened a storage unit Norma had been keeping for seventeen years. Filled with family photos, childhood toys, and ephemera from Norma's life, the storage unit brought back a flood of previous memories that Mira had thought were lost to her forever
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartók, Mira
Dewey number
362.2085092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1926-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Herr, Norma Kurap
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herr, Norma Kurap
  • Bartók, Mira
  • Children of the mentally ill
  • Mentally ill parents
Label
The memory palace, by Mira Bartok
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide and author Q & A
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The order of things -- The subterranean world -- Medusa -- Passionflower -- The eye of Goya -- Cave girl -- My year with Audubon -- The vigilance of dolphins -- Changelings -- The museum of indelible things -- Death, the rider -- The new world -- Forgeries and illuminations -- A hand and a name -- Rabbits -- Oracle bone -- Palimpsest -- In the palace of Kalachakra -- Into the land of birds and fire -- A cabinet of wonders
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Free Press Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781439183328
Lccn
2010008399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn753466932
  • 659261
  • (OCoLC)753466932
Label
The memory palace, by Mira Bartok
Link
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide and author Q & A
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The order of things -- The subterranean world -- Medusa -- Passionflower -- The eye of Goya -- Cave girl -- My year with Audubon -- The vigilance of dolphins -- Changelings -- The museum of indelible things -- Death, the rider -- The new world -- Forgeries and illuminations -- A hand and a name -- Rabbits -- Oracle bone -- Palimpsest -- In the palace of Kalachakra -- Into the land of birds and fire -- A cabinet of wonders
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Free Press Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781439183328
Lccn
2010008399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn753466932
  • 659261
  • (OCoLC)753466932

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