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The Resource Hex : a novel, Sarah Blackman

Hex : a novel, Sarah Blackman

Label
Hex : a novel
Title
Hex
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blackman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Alice is a motherless child, born to a motherless child, and raised with neither care nor grace. Her response to this multiple abandonment is a lifelong obsession with her best friend Ingrid, or Thingy, as Alice calls her, and a sort of fantastic narcissism wherein she figures herself as the nexus of a supernatural world she understands through a blend of mountain lore, indigenous Cherokee legend, and the dangerous idiom of the fairy-tale girl who enters the forest despite being warned. The novel is written in blended parts and is crafted as an address to Thingy's daughter, Ingrid the Second, who is now in Alice's care. Alice attempts to tell Ingrid the story of her life: her friendship with Thingy; her troubled relationships with her father, a small-town sexual troubadour; her stepmother, a hard-minded business woman who treats all interactions as commerce; her marriage to her husband Jacob, a silent figure of tremendous will; and her growing suspicion that Ingrid is another girl-child around whom disaster accumulates. Simultaneously, Alice tells the child the kind of bedtime stories she herself has used to make sense of her world. For Alice, and thus in Hex, the line between fantasy and reality is nonexistent, the mountain is older than its geology, and the world a limbo in which everything that has ever happened is coming around again. Hex is a novel about violence--the violence of the fist, of the womb, of the story. It is also a novel about language and how we use it to build a world when the one we find around us is irretrievably broken. "--
  • "Hex is a novel set in Western North Carolina that features a character named Alice Small and her deceased friend Ingrid, whom Alice calls "Thingy." Alice is raising Thingy's daughter, Ingrid the Second, and tells her stories that comprise the novel's narrative, which explores themes of love, friendship, fear, greed, and broken or reinvented histories"--
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DLC
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1980-
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Blackman, Sarah
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Cherokee Indians
  • Folklore
  • Tales
  • Storytelling
  • Ghost stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Hex : a novel, Sarah Blackman
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Publication
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9781573660563
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015047549
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015047549
  • 289817
Label
Hex : a novel, Sarah Blackman
Publication
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9781573660563
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015047549
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015047549
  • 289817

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