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The Resource 41-LOVE : ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP, Scarlett Thomas

41-LOVE : ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP, Scarlett Thomas

Label
41-LOVE : ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP
Title
41-LOVE
Title remainder
ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP
Statement of responsibility
Scarlett Thomas
Title variation
Forty-one-love
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After winning her local tennis club tournament, Scarlett Thomas, 41-year-old novelist, decided to dedicate a year of her life to tennis. At 12, Scarlett discovered her father was not the punk photographer who'd brought her up, but was in fact the man shepreviously knew as her godfather. At 14, she was sent to Mexico to connect with her terrifying grandmother. She was sent to a conservative boarding school in the middle of nowhere, her only link with the outside world was movie-night each Saturday wherethey watched dance films that usually involved rebellion and teenage pregnancy. Fast forward a few years, and at 41 Scarlett was a successful novelist and a senior academic. She'd given up smoking, got fit, settled down. She had a lovely house and a wonderful partner. She'd had all the therapy. Then her beloved dog died, and she couldn't get over it. Of her three fathers (she'd acquired a step-father at 10), one died of a heroin overdose and the other two were diagnosed with cancer. Her sister-in-law become pregnant at the same time that she realized that she really was never going to become a mother. For the first time in her life, remaining a size 8-10 was hard, verging on impossible. She was supposed to grow up, but she didn't know how. So instead, shedecided to regress: to go back to the thing she'd loved best as a child but had inexplicably abandoned: tennis. As well as being a compelling story of addiction and breakdown, 41-0 is a hilarious and disturbing look at tournaments, cheap hotels, small-town tennis clubs and the characters that frequent them. And Scarlett knows she's not the only person to have wondered whether, if you throw enough money and time and passion at something, you can make your dream come true. Answer: nope. But you can certainly die trying"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Scarlett
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.H66
LC item number
Z46 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Scarlett
  • Novelists, English
Label
41-LOVE : ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP, Scarlett Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781640094765
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2020053219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(DLC)BK0027883503
Label
41-LOVE : ON ADDICTIONS, TENNIS, AND REFUSING TO GROW UP, Scarlett Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781640094765
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2020053219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(DLC)BK0027883503

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