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The Resource The magnetic girl : a novel, by Jessica Handler

The magnetic girl : a novel, by Jessica Handler

Label
The magnetic girl : a novel
Title
The magnetic girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica Handler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father's bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection. Lulu begins to "captivate" her friends and family, controlling their thoughts and actions for brief moments at a time. After Lulu convinces a cousin she conducts electricity with her touch, her father sees a unique opportunity. He grooms his tall and indelicate daughter into an electrifying new woman: The Magnetic Girl. Lulu travels the Eastern seaboard, captivating enthusiastic crowds by lifting grown men in parlor chairs and throwing them across the stage with her "electrical charge."
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10772726
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handler, Jessica
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurst, Lulu
  • Entertainers
  • Psychics
  • Muscle strength
  • Spiritualism
  • Georgia
Target audience
general
Label
The magnetic girl : a novel, by Jessica Handler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781938235481
Lccn
2018031294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053134263
Label
The magnetic girl : a novel, by Jessica Handler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781938235481
Lccn
2018031294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053134263

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