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The lola quartet, Emily St. John Mandel, (ebook)

Label
The lola quartet
Title
The lola quartet
Statement of responsibility
Emily St. John Mandel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gavin Sasaki is a promising young journalist in New York City, until he's fired in disgrace following a series of unforgivable lapses in his work. It's early 2009, and the world has gone dark very quickly; the economic collapse has turned an era that magazine headlines once heralded as the second gilded age into something that more closely resembles the Great Depression. The last thing Gavin wants to do is return to his hometown of Sebastian, Florida, but he's drifting toward bankruptcy and is in no position to refuse when he's offered a job by his sister, Eilo, a real estate broker who deals in foreclosed homes. Eilo recently paid a visit to a home that had a ten-year-old child in it, a child who looks very much like Gavin and who has the same last name as Gavin's high school girlfriend Anna, whom Gavin last saw a decade ago. Gavin-a former jazz musician, a reluctant broker of foreclosed properties, obsessed with film noir and private detectives-begins his own private investigation in an effort to track down Anna and their apparent daughter who have been on the run all these years from a drug dealer from whom Anna stole $121,000.In her most ambitious novel yet, Emily Mandel combines her most fully realized characters with perhaps her most fully developed story that examines the difficulty of being the person you'd like to be, loss, the way a small and innocent action (e.g., taking a picture of a girl in a foreclosed house) can have disastrous consequences. The Lola Quartet is a work that pays homage to literary noir, is concerned with jazz, DJango Reinhardt, economic collapse, love, Florida's exotic wildlife problem, crushing tropical heat, the leavening of the contemporary world, compulsive gambling, and the unreliability of memory. This is literary fiction with a strong detective story element
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1979-
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Mandel, Emily St. John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Women real estate agents
  • Electronic books
  • Sebastian (Fla.)
  • Florida
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Homecoming
  • Divorced men
  • Musicians
  • Life change events
  • Paternity
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
The lola quartet, Emily St. John Mandel, (ebook)
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Color
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
9781609530808
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11769687
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11769687
System control number
MWT11769687
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The lola quartet, Emily St. John Mandel, (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
9781609530808
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11769687
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11769687
System control number
MWT11769687
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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