Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The dangers of proximal alphabets: [a novel]

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

An extraordinary debut novel that challenges the definition of family and explores the intricate ties that bind us togetherIda grew up with Jackson and James--where there was "I" there was a "J." She can't recall a time when she didn't have them around, whether in their early days camping out in the boys' room decorated with circus scenes or later drinking on rooftops as teenagers. While the world outside saw them as neighbors and friends, to each other the three formed a family unit--two brothers and a sister--not drawn from blood, but drawn from a deep need to fill a void in their single parent households. Theirs was a relationship of communication without speaking, of understanding without judgment, of intimacy without rules and limits.But as the three of them mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves more than just siblings. When Jackson's somnambulism produces violent outbursts and James is hospitalized, Ida is paralyzed by the events that threaten to shatter her family and put it beyond her reach. Kathleen Alcott's striking debut, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, is an emotional, deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781590515297
9781590515303
9781481555647
9781982448424
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf0081c85-3e9d-5417-87b1-b07907e71535
Grouping Titledangers of proximal alphabets
Grouping Authorkathleen alcott
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-19 02:32:16AM
Last Indexed2020-09-19 02:53:56AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2MacDuffie, Carrington, 1958-
authorKathleen Alcott
author2-roleMacDuffie, Carrington,1958-|Narrator
hoopla digital.
author_displayAlcott, Kathleen
available_at_catalogCentral
Franklin
detailed_location_catalogCentral
Franklin
display_description

An extraordinary debut novel that challenges the definition of family and explores the intricate ties that bind us together

Ida grew up with Jackson and James--where there was "I" there was a "J." She can't recall a time when she didn't have them around, whether in their early days camping out in the boys' room decorated with circus scenes or later drinking on rooftops as teenagers. While the world outside saw them as neighbors and friends, to each other the three formed a family unit--two brothers and a sister--not drawn from blood, but drawn from a deep need to fill a void in their single parent households. Theirs was a relationship of communication without speaking, of understanding without judgment, of intimacy without rules and limits.

But as the three of them mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves more than just siblings. When Jackson's somnambulism produces violent outbursts and James is hospitalized, Ida is paralyzed by the events that threaten to shatter her family and put it beyond her reach. Kathleen Alcott's striking debut, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, is an emotional, deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions.

format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idf0081c85-3e9d-5417-87b1-b07907e71535
isbn9781481555647
9781590515297
9781590515303
9781982448424
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:842643ad-b05e-43f8-8422-bf4133649f0b-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:009ab2fc-7063-4552-8f33-f5ef09f42d39-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b2189226x.i66517515FranklinFICTION Alcott, K.1falsefalseOn Shelffraag
ils:.b2189226x.i66536443CentralFICTION Alcott, K.1falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
hoopla:MWT10024429Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10024429?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-19T09:53:56.467Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogFICTION Alcott, K.
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
Franklin
primary_isbn9781590515297
publishDate2012
2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:842643ad-b05e-43f8-8422-bf4133649f0beBookeBookEnglishOther Press2012
overdrive:009ab2fc-7063-4552-8f33-f5ef09f42d39eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2012
ils:.b2189226xBookBooksEnglishOther Press, c2012.212 p. ; 21 cm.
hoopla:MWT10024429eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2013.1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:842643ad-b05e-43f8-8422-bf4133649f0b-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:009ab2fc-7063-4552-8f33-f5ef09f42d39-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b2189226x.i66517515On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b2189226x.i66536443On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
hoopla:MWT10024429Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetArt -- Fiction
Bildungsromans
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Childhood -- Fiction
Children -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
title_displayThe dangers of proximal alphabets
title_fullThe Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets A Novel
The dangers of proximal alphabets / Kathleen Alcott
The dangers of proximal alphabets : [a novel] [electronic resource] Alcott, Kathleen.
title_shortThe dangers of proximal alphabets
title_sub[a novel]
topic_facetArt
Brothers and sisters
Childhood
Children
Fiction
Literature