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The Resource Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt

Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt

Label
Mr. Splitfoot
Title
Mr. Splitfoot
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Hunt
Title variation
Mister Splitfoot
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth's niece, Cora, finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who -- or what -- has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road? In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural and vice versa. Making good on the extraordinary acclaim for her previous books, Samantha Hunt continues to be "dazzling" (Vanity Fair) and to deliver fiction that is "daring and delicious" (Chicago Tribune)"--
Summary
A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women—Ruth (a scam-artist foster kid), and, decades later, Cora (her pregnant niece)—as they march, each in her own time, toward a mysterious reckoning
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
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10462569
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hunt, Samantha
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.U585
LC item number
M7 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mediums
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Romance / Gothic
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20445234
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780544526709
Lccn
2015016712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898052835
Label
Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20445234
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780544526709
Lccn
2015016712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898052835

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