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Author Holmgren Troy, Maria, author.

Title Making home : orphanhood, kinship, and cultural memory in contemporary American novels / Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan

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Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages).
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Series Contemporary American and Canadian writers
Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'Making Home' explores the orphan child as a trope in contemporary US fiction, arguing that in times of perceived national crisis concerns about American identity, family, and literary history are articulated around this literary figure. The book focuses on orphan figures in a broad, multi-ethnic range of contemporary fiction by Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Kaye Gibbons, Octavia Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Toni Morrison.
Contents Orphans and American literature : texts, intertexts, and contexts -- From captivity to kinship : Native American orphans and sovereignty -- Literary kinships : Euro-American orphans, gender, genre, and cultural memory -- Family matters : Euro-American orphans, the bildungsroman, and kinship building -- At home in the world? : Orphans learn and remember in African American novels.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Orphans in literature.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Kella, Elizabeth, author.
Wahlström, Helena, author.
Other Form: Print version: Holmgren Troy, Maria. Making home. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2014 9780719089596 (OCoLC)883512433
ISBN 9781781707289 (electronic bk.)
1781707286 (electronic bk.)
1526111497 (electronic bk.)
9781526111494 (electronic bk.)