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The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini

Label
The book of formation : a novel
Title
The book of formation
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ross Simonini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This debut novel--told in interviews--spans 20 years in the rise and fall of the charismatic leader of a seductive self-help movement. In the 1990s, a talk show host leads the "personality movement," an integrative approach to radical self-transformation. Mayah, the movement's architect and celebrity advocate, adopts a curious, wild child named Masha Isle. A guinea-pig for the movement, and the key to its future, Isle is the subject of the eight interviews that comprise this book. As the interviewer's objectivity disintegrates--even as the movement's legitimacy becomes increasingly suspect--he becomes obsessed with Masha. And all of that is thrown into question when tragedy strikes. The stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality: about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simonini, Ross
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I562863
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Fame
  • Cults
Label
The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9781612196688
Lccn
2017039346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn973539118
  • (OCoLC)973539118
  • 974579
Label
The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9781612196688
Lccn
2017039346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn973539118
  • (OCoLC)973539118
  • 974579

Library Locations

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      41.6036782 -93.6356542
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