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The Resource Dreaming Sally : a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows, James FitzGerald

Dreaming Sally : a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows, James FitzGerald

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Dreaming Sally : a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows
Title
Dreaming Sally
Title remainder
a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows
Statement of responsibility
James FitzGerald
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sally will die in Europe this summer. George Orr dreamed that his girlfriend, Sally Wodehouse, would die on the trip she wanted to take, and he begged her not to go. But Sally did not take him seriously--how could she? She left for Europe in July 1968 with twenty-five other private-school kids, on "The Odyssey," a Sixties version of the Grand Tour. In August 1968, two days after becoming engaged to George via telegram, she died as he had dreamed she would, in a freak accident. Sally was George's first love, but she was also James FitzGerald's. James first met Sally at a family cottage; he was drawn to her energy and warmth, a stunning contrast to the chilly emotional life of his own family. At seventeen, not exactly a hit with the girls, James was delighted when he realized that he'd be spending the summer with his old friend. And soon, even though he knew that Sally had a serious boyfriend back home, they became inseparable, touring the glories of Western culture by day, dancing and drinking the nights away--giddily unshackled from the expectations and requirements of their class and upbringing. To George and James, both sons of parents who knew how to make demands of their children but not how to love them, Sally represented all the optimism and promised freedom of the '60s. Her death has haunted both men for fifty years--arresting their development, miring them in grief and unreasoning guilt. Dreaming Sally is a profound and evocative exploration of the long shadow left by an eighteen-year-old girl, an uncanny story of first love, sudden death and the complexity of trauma and mourning."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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CaOONL
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1950-
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FitzGerald, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • FitzGerald, James
  • FitzGerald, James
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Coincidence
  • Grief
Target audience
adult
Label
Dreaming Sally : a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows, James FitzGerald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780345814531
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)298320
  • 426116
Label
Dreaming Sally : a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows, James FitzGerald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780345814531
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)298320
  • 426116

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