The Resource October Light, (ebook)

October Light, (ebook)

Label
October Light
Title
October Light
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
John Gardner's New York Times bestselling, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning metafictional novel centering on the tumultuous relationship of two elderly siblings. James is a cantankerous and conservative seventy-two-year-old who has spent his life caring for the animals on his farm. His widowed older sister, Sally, has strong liberal ideals and a propensity for debate. When Sally's bankruptcy forces her to move in with her brother, their lifelong feud quickly escalates - and Sally becomes a prisoner in her own room with nothing to survive on but apples and a trashy novel about marijuana smugglers. As Sally becomes immersed in the book, the story envelops the narrative of the siblings' dysfunctional relationship, and Gardner explores a wide array of themes from human autonomy to self-definition to political extremism. The result is a tour de force of Gardner's unique literary style at the height of his protean creative powers. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gardner, John
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mentally ill
  • Farm life
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
Label
October Light, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453203460
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11557351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11557351
System control number
MWT11557351
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
October Light, (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
9781453203460
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11557351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11557351
System control number
MWT11557351
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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