The Resource Wanted: elevator man, Joseph G. Peterson., (ebook)

Wanted: elevator man, Joseph G. Peterson., (ebook)

Label
Wanted: elevator man
Title
Wanted: elevator man
Statement of responsibility
Joseph G. Peterson.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Balladeer of the city's broken and forgotten men, Joseph G. Peterson looks for inspiration in urban side streets and alleys, where crooked schemes are hatched, where lives end violently, and where pretty much everyone is up to no good. Depicting the lives of people who have woefully lost their way in the world-criminals and victims, the unemployed and unemployable, the neglected and the indigent, the lonely and the alone-Peterson nonetheless brings a poet's touch to his work, which is redolent with allegory, allusion, and Nabokovian wordplay. His last novel, Beautiful Piece, garnered praise from across the literary spectrum. Enter Wanted: Elevator Man, his powerful and ambitious new novel and the story of Eliot Barnes Jr., a man at the end of his proverbial rope. Haunted by the larger-than-life shadow of his father, a scientist who may have helped develop the atomic bomb, twenty-nine-year-old Eliot Barnes, Jr., is an apple that's fallen far from the tree. Saddled with a useless degree in literature, caged in a rundown apartment he can't afford, and embittered by his failure to live up to the future's promise, Barnes, who dreams of a corner office-an aerie roost high above the city, working with the higher-ups-begrudgingly accepts a job as an elevator man in a downtown Chicago skyscraper. Thus begins a profound but comedic meditation on failure in this life, how one comes to terms with not achieving one's dreams, the nature and origin of such dreams, and, fittingly, the meaning of the American dream itself. As unflinching as Nelson Algren and as romantic as Saul Bellow, Peterson's novel boasts wildly surreal plot twists and a lethal wit that frequently erupts into full-on hilarity. Wanted: Elevator Man is the perfect tale for learning to cope with diminished expectations in these dark and desperate times
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Peterson, Joseph G
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American Dream
  • Losers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Wanted: elevator man, Joseph G. Peterson., (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609090326
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12431159
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12431159
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wanted: elevator man, Joseph G. Peterson., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609090326
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12431159
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12431159
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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