The Resource Rus like everyone else, (ebook)

Rus like everyone else, (ebook)

Label
Rus like everyone else
Title
Rus like everyone else
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rus is a creature of habit. His mother abandoned him years earlier, leaving him with a shabby, un-permitted apartment and a debit card, from which he withdraws money every day to purchase his Starbucks drink. When Rus is told by a government agency that his apartment is illegal and not fit for a human occupation, his simple life is turned upside down. For the first time, the unemployed, child-man Rus learns about something truly awful: taxes. Realizing that the debit account is almost empty, Rus panics, and what is left is stolen by a smooth talking Russian submarine captain. As Rus capitulates to the demands of society and gets a job with the help of a controlling new girlfriend, a local postal worker surveys the other residents of the neighborhood from her apartment window. It is through her omniscient voice that we learn about "everyone else." A secretary struggles to make human connections, or even conversations, while her affair with her lawyer boss isn't helping matters. A delivery man wants to make a name for himself, but his ambitions don't seem to match his immigrant status. A lonely bachelor struggles to overcome his paranoia, and may finally triumph at a rally for the Queen. An old woman named Mrs. Blue compulsively steals hand creams to compensate for the cancellation of her favorite program. And there, inside Mrs. Blue's TV, the star of the soap opera begins to question her existence, as something clearly has gone awry. And at the center of it all is Rus - a sweet and inexperienced soul whose journey captures the daily isolation and confusion most of us are desperately pretending not to notice. Debut novelist Adriansee weaves together the intersecting lives of neighbors struggling to live in the modern condition, in a world of corporate sameness and forced interactions, perfectly capturing the struggle for individuality in the post-recession zeitgeist
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Outcasts
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Letter carriers
  • City and town life
Target audience
adult
Label
Rus like everyone else, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939419590
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11818024
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11818024
System control number
MWT11818024
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Rus like everyone else, (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
9781939419590
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11818024
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11818024
System control number
MWT11818024
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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