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The Resource Queen of the underworld : a novel, Gail Godwin

Queen of the underworld : a novel, Gail Godwin

Label
Queen of the underworld : a novel
Title
Queen of the underworld
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gail Godwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1959, as the first wave of Cuban exiles arrives in the United States, Emma Gant, finally free of her stifling family and bullying stepfather, embarks on a career as a reporter and begins to thrive in the sultry world of Miami
  • "Here at last is the eagerly awaited new novel from New York Times bestselling author Gail Godwin. Queen of the Underworld is sweeping and sultry literary fiction, featuring a memorable young heroine and engaging characters whose intimate dramas interconnect with hers. In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees. Emma{u2019}s avid curiosity about life thrives amid the tropical charms and intrigues of Miami. While toiling at the news desk, she plans the fictional stories she will write in her spare time. She spends her nights getting to know the Cuban families in her hotel{u2013}and rendezvousing with her married lover, Paul Nightingale, owner of a private Miami Beach club. As Emma experiences the historical events enveloping the city, she trains her perceptive eye on the people surrounding her: a newfound Cuban friend who joins the covert anti-Castro training brigade, a gambling racketeer who poses a grave threat to Paul, and a former madam, still in her twenties, who becomes both Emma{u2019}s obsession and her alter ego. Emma{u2019}s life, like a complicated dance that keeps sweeping her off her balance, is suddenly filled with divided loyalties, shady dealings, romantic and professional setbacks, and, throughout, her adamant determination to avoid 2usurpation3 by others and remain the protagonist of her own quest."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godwin, Gail
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O315
LC item number
Q44 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Women journalists
  • Miami (Fla.)
Label
Queen of the underworld : a novel, Gail Godwin
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
Control code
60414450
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780345483188
Lccn
2005048592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Queen of the underworld : a novel, Gail Godwin
Publication
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
60414450
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780345483188
Lccn
2005048592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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