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"In 1938, a dead whale washes up on the shores of remote Welsh island. For Manod, who has spent her whole life on the island, it feels like both a portent of doom and a symbol of what may lie beyond the island's shores. A young woman living with her father and her sister (to whom she has reluctantly but devotedly become a mother following the death of their own mother years prior), Manod can't shake her welling desire to explore life beyond the beautiful yet blisteringly harsh islands that her hardscrabble family has called home for generations. The arrival of two English ethnographers who hope to study the island culture, then, feels like a boon to her--both a glimpse of life outside her community and a means of escape. The longer the ethnographers stay, the more she feels herself pulled towards them, reckoning with a sensual awakening inside herself, despite her misgivings that her community is being misconstrued and exoticized. With shimmering prose tempered by sharp wit, Whale Fall tells the story of what happens when one person's ambitions threaten the fabric of a community, and what can happen when they are realized. O'Connor paints a portrait of a community and a woman on the precipice, forced to confront an outside world that seems to be closing in on them"--

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  • 0 of 14 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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9 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Bedford Hills Free Library O'CONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
31003151546394
Checked out
05/28/2024
Bronxville Public Library FICTION O'CONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
31004151938755
Checked out
05/29/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION O'CONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
WHALE
Available Soon
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION O'CONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
31008152724031
Checked out
06/01/2024
Greenburgh Public Library OCONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
31009155060241
Checked out
05/30/2024
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION O'CONNOR (Text)
New Book
31011151462561
Checked out
05/23/2024
Larchmont Public Library O'CONNOR (Text)
New Fiction
31014153077205
Available Soon
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC O'CONNOR (Text)
New Book
31024153505121
In transit
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North Castle Public Library FIC OCO (Text)
New Fiction
31001152169596
On holds shelf
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153943682
Checked out
06/06/2024
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