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The Resource Among the Ten-Thousand Things

Among the Ten-Thousand Things

Label
Among the Ten-Thousand Things
Title
Among the Ten-Thousand Things
Statement of responsibility
Julia Pierpont
Title variation
Among the 10,000 things
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the Ten-Thousand Things chronicles the breakup of a family in contemporary New York following a devastating extra-marital affair. Jack is a sculptor – charming and vain, visionary and vulnerable in equal measure – whose controversial work wins him attention from a young admirer. When Jack's spurned lover sends his wife Deb a box of their correspondence to their apartment (and after it is accidentally intercepted by their children), Deb takes refuge with nine-year-old Kay and eleven-year-old Simon on Rhode Island where they become embroiled with a local family that hauntingly reflects their own.At once a mordant moral vision of modern family life and an ironic dissection of our self-deceptions, Julia Pierpont's first novel is reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Dee's blistering portraits of post 9/11 American family life. Brimming with lyricism and emotional intelligence, Among the Ten-Thousand Things is an astonishingly original and sure-footed debut that reflects our world back to us with extraordinary force
Summary
A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer
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Character
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10401435
Cataloging source
BT
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Pierpont, Julia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Among the Ten-Thousand Things
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:82c8ca3b-9765-4df7-9a00-c1c6779f29b4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781780747644
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Among the Ten-Thousand Things
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:82c8ca3b-9765-4df7-9a00-c1c6779f29b4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781780747644
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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