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The ruby slippers / Keir Alexander.

By: Alexander, Keir [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Corsair, 2014Description: 428 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472108074.Subject(s): Homeless women -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction.DDC classification: ALE Summary: Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York, stinking, silent and shunned by man and beast. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help - but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed inside her hulk. On the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade, Rosa is in a terrible accident. While she lies in hospital, Mr Marcinkus visits her squalid apartment and unearths something remarkable from the monstrous piles of junk: two glittering ruby slippers, relics of Hollywood history. How on earth does decrepit old Rosa come to own such treasure? And what is to be done with it now?
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The Ruby Slippers is a rare and moving story about the search for meaning, and the meaning of value.

Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York, stinking, silent and shunned by man and beast. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help - but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed inside her hulk. On the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade, Rosa is in a terrible accident. While she lies in hospital, Mr Marcinkus visits her squalid apartment and unearths something remarkable from the monstrous piles of junk: two glittering ruby slippers, relics of Hollywood history. How on earth does decrepit old Rosa come to own such treasure? And what is to be done with it now?

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