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The Resource The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind, Susannah Walker

The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind, Susannah Walker

Label
The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind
Title
The life of stuff
Title remainder
a memoir about the mess we leave behind
Statement of responsibility
Susannah Walker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Only after her mother's death does Susannah Walker discover how much of a hoarder she had become. Over the following months, she has to sort through a dilapidated house filled to the brim with rubbish and treasures, in search of a woman she never knew in life. This is her last chance to piece together her mother's story and make sense of their troubled relationship. What emerges from the mess of scattered papers, discarded photographs and an extraordinary amount of stuff is the history of a sad and fractured family, haunted by dead children, divorce and alcohol. 'The Life of Stuff' is a deeply personal memoir about mourning and the shoring up of possessions against the losses and griefs of life, which also raises universal questions about what makes us the people we are. What do our possessions say about us? Why do we project such meaning onto them?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Susannah
Dewey number
  • 306.4
  • 306.4
  • 306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Personal belongings
  • Personal belongings
  • Walker, Susannah
  • Walker, Susannah
  • Society
Label
The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind, Susannah Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857525406
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780857525406
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind, Susannah Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857525406
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780857525406
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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