The Resource Ursula, under, Ingrid Hill

Ursula, under, Ingrid Hill

Label
Ursula, under
Title
Ursula, under
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a dangerous rescue effort draws the ears and eyes of the entire country. A two-and-a-half-year-old girl has fallen down a mine shaft - "the only sound is an astonished tiny intake of breath from Ursula as she goes down, like a penny into the slot of a bank, disappeared, gone." "It is as if all hope for life on the planet is bound up in the rescue of this little girl, the first and only child of a young woman of Finnish extraction and her Chinese-American husband. One TV viewer following the action notes that the Wong family lives in a decrepit mobile home and wonders why all this time and money is being "wasted on that half-breed trailer-trash kid." "In response, the novel takes a leap back in time to visit Ursula's most remarkable ancestors: a third-century-B.C. Chinese alchemist; an orphaned playmate of a seventeenth-century Swedish queen; Professor Alabaster Wong a Chautauqua troupe lecturer (on exotic Chinese topics) traveling the Midwest at the end of the nineteenth century; her great-great-grandfather Jake Maki, who died at twenty-nine in a Michigan iron mine cave-in; and others whose richness and history are contained in the induplicable DNA of just one person - little Ursula Wong." "Ursula's story echoes those of her ancestors, many of whom so narrowly escaped not being born that her very existence - like ours- comes to seem a miracle. Ursula, Under is a saga of culture, history, and heredity."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Ursula, under, Ingrid Hill
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Ursula, under, Ingrid Hill
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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
418399
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
476 pages
Isbn
9780099479864
Isbn Type
(Vintage pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP418399
  • 8904070
  • (Uk)013017781

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