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The Resource By blood : a novel, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)

By blood : a novel, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)

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By blood : a novel
Title
By blood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Ullman
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1970s San Francisco. Free love has given way to radical feminism, psychedelic ecstasy to hard-edged gloom. The Zodiac Killer stalks the streets. A disgraced professor takes a downtown office to plot his return. But the walls are thin and he's distracted by voices from next door--his neighbor is a psychologist, and one of her patients dislikes the hum of the white-noise machine. And so he begins to hear about the patient's troubles with her female lover, her conflicts with her adoptive WASP family, and her quest to track down her birth mother. The professor is enraptured. And the further he is pulled into the patient's recounting of her dramas--and the most profound questions of her own identity--the more he needs the story to move forward. The patient's questions about her birth family have led her to a Catholic charity that trafficked freshly baptized orphans out of Germany after World War II. But confronted with this new self-- "I have no idea what it means to say 'I'm a Jew'"--the patient finds her search stalled. Armed with the few details he's gleaned, the professor takes up the quest and quickly finds the patient's mother in records from a German displaced-persons camp. But he can't let on that he's been eavesdropping, so he mocks up a reply from an adoption agency the patient has contacted and drops it in the mail. Through the wall, he hears how his dear patient is energized by the news, and so is he. He unearths more clues and invests more and more in this secret, fraught, triangular relationship: himself, the patient, and her therapist, who is herself German. His research leads them deep into the history of displaced-persons camps, of postwar Zionism, and--most troubling of all--of the Nazi Lebensborn program
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TEFOD
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Ullman, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3621.L45
LC item number
B9 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
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Hillgartner, Malcolm
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  • Adoptees
  • College teachers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • FICTION / General
  • Adoptees
  • College teachers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
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Label
By blood : a novel, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)
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  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 14:03:31
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unknown
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digital storage
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1 sound file (14 hr., 3 min., 31 sec.)
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online
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Isbn
9781455127238
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(electronic audio bk.)
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digital.
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sound
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  • other
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other
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  • (OCoLC)811247127
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 202041 KB)
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Label
By blood : a novel, Ellen Ullman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 14:03:31
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file (14 hr., 3 min., 31 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455127238
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811247127
  • (OCoLC)ocn811247127
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 202041 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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