The Resource The mirrored world : a novel, Debra Dean

The mirrored world : a novel, Debra Dean

Label
The mirrored world : a novel
Title
The mirrored world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Debra Dean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child -- a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes. Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husband's military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg's slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russia's most mysterious and beloved holy figures. This is an exploration of the blessings of loyal friendship, the limits of reason, and the true costs of loving deeply
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Debra
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E149
LC item number
M57 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Russia
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Label
The mirrored world : a novel, Debra Dean
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
Contents
Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, falls in love with Andrei, a singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child -- at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then tragedy occurs, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes. Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husband's military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg's slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russia's most mysterious and beloved holy figures
Control code
ocn777621233
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780061231452
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012015991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061231452
System control number
(OCoLC)777621233
Label
The mirrored world : a novel, Debra Dean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, falls in love with Andrei, a singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child -- at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then tragedy occurs, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes. Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husband's military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg's slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russia's most mysterious and beloved holy figures
Control code
ocn777621233
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780061231452
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012015991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061231452
System control number
(OCoLC)777621233

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