Vera : a novel
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New York : Scribner, 2021.
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Book
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781501157523, 1501157523
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317 pages ; 24 cm
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Goleta Valley Library - Adult FictionFICTION EDGARIAN,COn Shelf
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2021.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501157523, 1501157523

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"Meet Vera Johnson, the uncommonly resourceful fifteen-year-old illegitimate daughter of Rose, notorious proprietor of San Francisco's most legendary bordello and ally to the city's corrupt politicians. Vera has grown up straddling two worlds-the madam's alluring sphere, replete with tickets to the opera, surly henchmen, and scant morality, and the violent, debt ridden domestic life of the family paid to raise her. On the morning of the great quake, Vera's worlds collide. As the shattered city burns and looters vie with the injured, orphaned, and starving, Vera and her guileless sister, Pie, are cast adrift. Vera disregards societal norms and prejudices and begins to imagine a new kind of life. She collaborates with Tan, her former rival, and forges an unlikely family of survivors. Together they navigate their way beyond disaster. In Vera, Carol Edgarian creates a cinematic, deeply entertaining world, in which honor and fates are tested; notions of sex, class, and justice are turned upside down; and love is hard-won. A ravishing, heartbreaking, and profound affirmation of youth and tenacity, Vera's story brings to life legendary characters-tenor Enrico Caruso, indicted mayor Eugene Schmitz and boss Abe Ruef, tabloid celebrity Alma Spreckels-as well as an unforgettable cast that includes Vera's young lover, Bobby, protector of the city's tribe of orphans, and three generations of a Chinese family competing and conspiring with Vera."--book jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Edgarian, C. (2021). Vera: a novel (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edgarian, Carol. 2021. Vera: A Novel. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edgarian, Carol. Vera: A Novel Scribner, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Edgarian, Carol. Vera: A Novel First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2021.

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