The Resource Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Label
Veronica
Title
Veronica
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
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Language
eng
Summary
When I was young, my mother read me a story about a wicked little girl. She read it to me and my two sisters. We sat curled against her on the couch and she read from the book on her lap. The lamp shone on us and there was a blanket over us. The girl in the story was beautiful and cruel. Because her mother was poor, she sent her daughter to work for rich people, who spoiled and petted her. The rich people told her she had to visit her mother. But the girl felt she was too good and went merely to show herself. One day, the rich people sent her home with a loaf of bread for her mother. But when the little girl came to a muddy bog, rather than ruin her shoes, she threw down the bread and stepped on it. It sank into the bog and she sank with it. She sank into a world of demons and deformed creatures. Because she was beautiful, the demon queen made her into a statue as a gift for her great-grandson. The girl was covered in snakes and slime and surrounded by the hate of every creature trapped like she was. She was starving but couldn't eat the bread still welded to her feet. She could hear what people were saying about her; a boy passing by saw what had happened to her and told everyone, and they all said she deserved it. Even her mother said she deserved it. The girl couldn't move, but if she could have, she would've twisted with rage. "It isn't fair!" cried my mother, and her voice mocked the wicked girl
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A36
LC item number
V47 2005
Literary form
fiction
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
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Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
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ocm57693314
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780375421457
Lccn
2005043143
System control number
(OCoLC)57693314

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