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The Resource The one-eyed man, by Ron Currie

The one-eyed man, by Ron Currie

Label
The one-eyed man
Title
The one-eyed man
Statement of responsibility
by Ron Currie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the "startlingly talented" (New York Times) author of Everything Matters! - the compelling story of a man who takes everything far too literally, and his adventures as the star of a reality TV show Ron Currie's three previous works of fiction have dazzled readers and critics alike with their originality, audacity, and psychological insight. A writer of unique vision and huge imagination, Currie excels at creating complex, troubled, yet endearing characters, and his work has won comparison to everyone from Kurt Vonnegut to George Saunders. K., the intriguing narrator of Currie's new novel, joins the ranks of other great American literary creations who show us something new about ourselves. Like Jack Gladney from White Noise, K. is possessed of a hyper-articulate exasperation with the world, and like Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he is a doomed truth teller whom everyone misunderstands. After his wife Sarah dies, K. loses his metaphorical capacity, becoming so wedded to the notion of clarity that he infuriates everyone, friends and strangers alike. When he intervenes in an armed robbery, K. finds himself both an inadvertent hero and the star of a new reality television program. Together with Claire, a grocery store clerk with a sharp tongue and a yen for celebrity, he travels the country, ruffling feathers and gaining fame at the intersection of American politics and entertainment. But soon, through a conflagration of biblical proportions, he discovers that the world will fight viciously to preserve its delusions about itself"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Currie, Ron
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.U774
LC item number
O54 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Widowers
  • Truth
  • Reality television programs
  • Large type books
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Large type books
  • Reality television programs
  • Truth
  • Widowers
Label
The one-eyed man, by Ron Currie
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432841393
Lccn
2017014177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn980600229
  • (OCoLC)980600229
Label
The one-eyed man, by Ron Currie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432841393
Lccn
2017014177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn980600229
  • (OCoLC)980600229

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