The diamond house

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2021
Item Details
Summary:

From the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, an engaging new novel about the unconventional Estella Diamond and her struggle with the expectations that bind her family Estella Diamond is the youngest child and only daughter of a successful brick-factory owner, a self-described family man who is not averse to being called a kingpin. Estella's precocious nature leads her to discover something none of her brothers know: that their father was once married to an aspiring ceramics artist named Salina, who dreamed big and turned her back on society's conventions. Estella grows up planning her future in the image of her father's daring first wife, rather than that of her traditional mother. When her plans are derailed again and again by the family patriarchy, she longs to rebel and be like Salina. Unable to openly challenge her father, and with a chorus of sisters-in-law passing judgment, she does the right thing instead, and plays the role of the good daughter. Until she doesn't. The effects of Estella's rebellion will stay with her and the family for years, until she is left alone in the house her father built with only her housekeeper, Emyflor, for company. When an uncompromising young woman named Hannah Diamond enters her world, Estella is forced to wrestle with the legacy she helped create and to confront the woman she has become, just in time for one last reinvention.

ISBN:
9781443462464
Publisher, Date:
Vancouver, B.C. : National Network for Equitable Library Service ; Distributed by BC Libraries Cooperative, 2020
Description:
1 DAISY Disc (10 hr. 43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital DAISY format
Notes:
Burned to disc in Regina Public Library NNELS Talking Book Disc Service.
Material requested through NNELS program.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Narrator: Marisa Blake
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression. Compression rate: 32.
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