The Resource The secret scripture, Sebastian Barry

The secret scripture, Sebastian Barry

Label
The secret scripture
Title
The secret scripture
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story pits two contradictory narratives against each other in an attempt to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old mental patient
Title
The secret scripture
Creator
Summary
Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2008.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2008.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262413
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Sebastian Barry
Label
The secret scripture, Sebastian Barry
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britian by Faber and Faber 2006. First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin 2008" --T.p. verso
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 3
  • 3
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780143115694
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
218846
Stock number
BRO-adap20100621-038
System control number
  • ocn276819762
  • (OCoLC)276819762

Library Locations

    • Columbus Public LibraryBorrow it
      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
Processing Feedback ...