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My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell

Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel
Title
My dark Vanessa
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Elizabeth Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager -- and who professed to worship only her -- may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Kate
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.C725
LC item number
O54 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • High schools
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Sex crimes
Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1096336498
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780062941503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096336498
Label
My dark Vanessa : a novel, Kate Elizabeth Russell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1096336498
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780062941503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096336498

Library Locations

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