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The fortune teller's kiss, Brenda Serotte

Label
The fortune teller's kiss
Title
The fortune teller's kiss
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Serotte
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There was always the incantation: "Whoever wishes you harm, may harm come to them!" And just in case that didn't work, there were garlic and cloves to repel the Evil Eye - or, better yet, the dried foreskin from a baby boy's circumcision, ground to a fine powder. But whatever precautions Brenda Serotte was subjected to, they were not enough. Shortly before her eighth birthday, in the fall of 1954, she came down with polio - painfully singled out in a world already marked by differences. Her bout with the dreaded disease is at the heart of this memoir of growing up a Sephardic Jew among Ashkenazi neighbors in the Bronx." "This was a world of belly dancers and fortune tellers, shelter drills and vast quantities of Mediterranean food; a world of staunchly joined and endlessly contrary aunts and uncles, all drawn here in loving, merciless detail. The Fortune Teller's Kiss is a heartfelt tribute to a disappearing culture and a paean to the author's truly quirky clan, especially her beloved champion, her father. It is also a deft and intimate cultural history of the Bronx fifty years ago and of its middle-class inhabitants, their attitudes toward contagious illness, womanly beauty, poverty, and belonging."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serotte, Brenda
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1/004924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.J5
LC item number
S434 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
American lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serotte, Brenda
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Jews, Turkish
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Serotte, Brenda
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Jews
  • Jews, Turkish
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Sephardim
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
The fortune teller's kiss, Brenda Serotte
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turks -- Fortuna -- Lost -- Contagious -- Grace -- Northern lights -- Quiche lorraine -- Celebrity
Control code
65470479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 218 pages, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803253872
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65470479
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The fortune teller's kiss, Brenda Serotte
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turks -- Fortuna -- Lost -- Contagious -- Grace -- Northern lights -- Quiche lorraine -- Celebrity
Control code
65470479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 218 pages, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803253872
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65470479
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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