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The Resource The children act : a novel, Ian McEwan

The children act : a novel, Ian McEwan

Label
The children act : a novel
Title
The children act
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women judges
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Religion and law
  • Religion and law
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Women judges
  • England
Label
The children act : a novel, Ian McEwan
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition, April 2015.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781101872871
Lccn
2015301767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907948229
Label
The children act : a novel, Ian McEwan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition, April 2015.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781101872871
Lccn
2015301767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907948229

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