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The Magdalen girls, V.S. Alexander

Label
The Magdalen girls
Title
The Magdalen girls
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dublin, 1962. Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city's Magdalen Laundries. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. Some inmates are "fallen" women -- unwed mothers, prostitutes, or petty criminals. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man. Among them is sixteen-year-old Teagan Tiernan, sent by her family when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest. Teagan soon befriends Nora Craven, a new arrival who thought nothing could be worse than living in a squalid tenement flat. Stripped of their freedom and dignity, the girls are given new names and denied contact with the outside world. The Mother Superior, Sister Anne, who has secrets of her own, inflicts cruel, dehumanizing punishments -- but always in the name of love. Finally, Nora and Teagan find an ally in the reclusive Lea, who helps them endure, and plot an escape. But as they will discover, the outside world has dangers too, especially for young women with soiled reputations
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L49365
LC item number
M34 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The Magdalen girls, V.S. Alexander
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967394096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496706133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DC30FBAE-4CA7-43C6-ACC6-9DB7DDF9C1FB
System control number
(OCoLC)967394096
Label
The Magdalen girls, V.S. Alexander
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967394096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496706133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DC30FBAE-4CA7-43C6-ACC6-9DB7DDF9C1FB
System control number
(OCoLC)967394096
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