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The fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino

Label
The fugitives
Title
The fugitives
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sorrentino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The much anticipated new novel by Christopher Sorrentino, acclaimed author of National Book Award finalist Trance a bracing, kaleidoscopic look at truth and fiction, love and obsession, loyalty and betrayal, race and identity, chaos and free will. Sandy Mulligan, a successful writer in the midst of a personal and creative crisis, retreats from Brooklyn to the quiet Michigan town where he hopes to finish a novel and to escape his turbulent private life and the scandal that's maimed his public reputation. Once there, he becomes fascinated by John Salteau, a native Ojibway storyteller who regularly appears at the local library. But Salteau is not what he appears to be, a fact suspected by Kat Danhoff, an ambitious Chicago reporter who arrives to investigate a theft from a local Indian run casino. Salteau's possible role in the crime could be the key to the biggest story of her stalled career. Bored, emotionally careless, and sexually reckless, Kat immediately attracts a restive Sandy. In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal-- that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose-- but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its' all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller. The Fugitives also is a cautionary tale of twenty-first century American life-- a meditation on the meaning of identity, on the role storytelling plays in our understanding of ourselves and each other, and on the difficulty of making genuine connections with others in a contemporary world that's connected in almost every way. Darkly satirical, exuberantly enigmatic, and completely unforgettable, The Fugitives is an event that reaffirms Sorrentino's position as an American writer of the first rank"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorrentino, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.O697
LC item number
F84 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / General
  • Novelists
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Journalists
  • Theft
  • Journalists
  • Novelists
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Theft
  • Michigan
  • Michigan
  • Fiction
Label
The fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781476795744
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015029694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025773137
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915494314
  • 683803
  • (OCoLC)ocn915494314
  • 683803
Label
The fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781476795744
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015029694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025773137
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915494314
  • 683803
  • (OCoLC)ocn915494314
  • 683803

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