The Resource Improvement

Improvement

Label
Improvement
Title
Improvement
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far- off places--and loves--around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection, repayment, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe said "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power," and Improvement is Silber's most shining achievement"--
Summary
A young single mother living with her concerned eccentric aunt in New York makes fateful decisions that have unexpected implications, including her relationship with a Rikers Island inmate who draws her into a cigarette smuggling scheme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600625
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, Joan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I414
LC item number
I46 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Aunts
  • FICTION
  • Aunts
  • Single mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
Improvement
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619029712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8c40af34-2204-4a4e-b376-b0e868972b9e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002007940
  • on1002007940
  • 3021670
Label
Improvement
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619029712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8c40af34-2204-4a4e-b376-b0e868972b9e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002007940
  • on1002007940
  • 3021670

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