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Author Holmgren Troy, Maria, author.

Title Making home : orphanhood, kinship, and cultural memory in contemporary American novels / Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan


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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages).
Series Contemporary American and Canadian writers
Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Orphans and American literature : texts, intertexts, and contexts -- From captivity to kinship : Native American orphans and sovereignty -- Literary kinships : Euro-American orphans, gender, genre, and cultural memory -- Family matters : Euro-American orphans, the bildungsroman, and kinship building -- At home in the world? : Orphans learn and remember in African American novels.
Summary 'Making Home' explores the orphan child as a trope in contemporary US fiction, arguing that in times of perceived national crisis concerns about American identity, family, and literary history are articulated around this literary figure. The book focuses on orphan figures in a broad, multi-ethnic range of contemporary fiction by Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Kaye Gibbons, Octavia Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Toni Morrison.
Other author Kella, Elizabeth, author.
Wahlström, Helena, author.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Orphans in literature.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781781707289 (electronic bk.)
1781707286 (electronic bk.)
1526111497 (electronic bk.)
9781526111494 (electronic bk.)