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The Resource Fever, Mary Beth Keane

Fever, Mary Beth Keane

Label
Fever
Title
Fever
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beth Keane
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of the twentieth century, Irish 15-year-old Mary Mallon emigrated to New York City to climb the rungs of the domestic-service ladder until she became a cook. Sought after by New York aristocracy, Mary seemed to have achieved the life she'd aimed for--until a medical engineer noticed that she left a trail of disease wherever she cooked. Labeled an "asymptomatic carrier" of typhoid fever and now a hunted woman, Mary spends three years in isolation on distant island before being faced with a stark choice: to remain on the island in perpetua, or to never cook--and never have her former life--again. "Typhoid Mary's" choice is well-known, but the rest of her story is not
Summary
In 1883, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon arrives in New York to pursue her dream of becoming a cook. Success seems within reach when she's hired by a wealthy Manhattan family, but quickly recedes when her employers fall violently ill. She flees, but the pattern repeats itself and the death toll rises until the New York Department of Health catches up to her. As an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi, the strain of bacteria responsible for typhoid fever, Mary appears healthy but is capable of infecting others. Dubbed "Typhoid Mary," the city's notorious patient zero is placed under quarantine and spends the rest of her life alternately campaigning for her freedom and, despite the danger to all involved, attempting to return to the work she loves. - Description by Gillian Speace
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Tone
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Award
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10171224
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Fever, Mary Beth Keane
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20180123
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Scribner handcover ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451693416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Fever, Mary Beth Keane
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20180123
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Scribner handcover ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451693416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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