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The Resource Other people's pets, R.L. Maizes

Other people's pets, R.L. Maizes

Label
Other people's pets
Title
Other people's pets
Statement of responsibility
R.L. Maizes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"La La Fine relates to animals better than she does to other people. Abandoned by a mother who never wanted a family, raised by a locksmith-turned-thief father, La La looks to pets when it feels like the rest of the world conspires against her. La La's world stops being whole when her mother, who never wanted a child, abandons her twice. First, when La La falls through thin ice on a skating trip, and again when the accusations of "unfit mother" feel too close to true. Left alone with her father--a locksmith by trade, and a thief in reality--La La is denied a regular life. She becomes her father's accomplice, calming the watchdog while he strips families of their most precious belongings. When her father's luck runs out and he is arrested for burglary, everything La La has painstakingly built unravels. In her fourth year of veterinary school, she is forced to drop out, leaving school to pay for her father's legal fees the only way she knows how--robbing homes once again. As an animal empath, she rationalizes her theft by focusing on houses with pets whose maladies only she can sense and caring for them before leaving with the family's valuables. The news reports a puzzled police force--searching for a thief who left behind medicine for the dog, water for the parrot, or food for the hamster. Desperate to compensate for new and old losses, La La continues to rob homes, but it's a strategy that ultimately will fail her. Other People's Pets examines the gap between the families we're born into and those we create, and the danger that holding on to a troubled past may rob us of the future"--
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Maizes, R. L
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-animal communication
  • Pet psychics
  • Burglars
  • Familles inadaptées
  • Relations homme-animal
  • Communication avec les animaux
  • Cambrioleurs
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Animals
  • FICTION / Crime
  • Pet psychics
  • Burglars
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Human-animal communication
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal behavior
  • Thieves
Label
Other people's pets, R.L. Maizes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1119785885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250304131
Lccn
2020002701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)1119785885
Label
Other people's pets, R.L. Maizes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1119785885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250304131
Lccn
2020002701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)1119785885

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