The Resource Better: : a novel, (ebook)

Better: : a novel, (ebook)

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Better: : a novel
Title
Better:
Title remainder
a novel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Within the walls of a foreboding mansion situated in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the suave Double Felix plays host to an array of beautiful women as well as his unlikely sidekick William. The mysterious patriarch grants his live-in guests' every wish while asking nothing in return. Days begin with William and Double Felix discussing their conquests with the ladies over morning Vodka, a ritual that is nonetheless edged in homoerotic tension. From there the drinking continues, only to be interrupted by some miscellany--perhaps a rerun of The Love Boat or some casual sex. But the ongoing torpor has been upset by the house's newest arrival, a stunning young woman named Laurie, with whom both Double Felix and William become hopelessly smitten. Trash-talking Maggie and Zipper, the hooker who flew in on a trick and never left, smolder with envy while Laurie garners more and more attention from the men. As tensions spiral out of control, the house--an almost anthropomorphic entity in itself--ejects some of its denizens while further ensnaring others. Eventually, each faces the same ultimatum: leave or stay. The decision is fraught with consequence. Better delves deep into the psyche of its subjects through an intricate web of cultural icons, loyalty, covert communications, and sex. John O'Brien's characters loom in and out of a surreal world that seems to float high above the rest of us, but is in fact firmly tethered to the human condition
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1960-1994
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O'Brien, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Better: : a novel, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617750465
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858016
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858016
System control number
MWT11858016
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Better: : a novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617750465
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858016
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858016
System control number
MWT11858016
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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