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The Resource The hunter and the wild girl, Pauline Holdstock

The hunter and the wild girl, Pauline Holdstock

Label
The hunter and the wild girl
Title
The hunter and the wild girl
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Holdstock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A feral girl roams the dense forests of nineteenth-century France, stealing food from remote farmyards and avoiding human contact. Seen on one of her thieving missions in the village of Freyzus, she is chased by suspicious townspeople to the edge of a deep gorge, where she jumps and disappears, vanishing into village legend. On the other side of the gorge, in an abandoned estate, Peyre Rouff lives out his self-imposed exile. Following a horrific hunting accident, he now focuses all of his attention on intricate taxidermic dioramas, keeping his thoughts from wandering too close to the day he lost everything. When Peyre encounters the wild girl, they find a link in their mutual estrangement from conventional society. He provides her with her material needs, while she brings light to places Peyre had thought dark forever. The two achieve an easy coexistence. But the careful patterns of the life Peyre has made for himself begin to unravel, and when the wider world learns of the girl's presence at the estate, Peyre is forced to confront not only his choices and their consequences, but society itself
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The hunter and the wild girl, Pauline Holdstock
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
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780864928627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 172298
  • 5532048
Label
The hunter and the wild girl, Pauline Holdstock
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
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780864928627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 172298
  • 5532048

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