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The Resource Choke : a novel, Chuck Palahniuk

Choke : a novel, Chuck Palahniuk

Label
Choke : a novel
Title
Choke
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chuck Palahniuk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be "saved" by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor's life, go on to send checks to support him. When he's not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park
Summary
Medical school dropout Victor Mancini comes up with a complicated but ingenious scam to pay for his mother's elder care, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his zany mother, whose Alzheimer's disease hides the bizarre truth about his parentage
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
064880
Cataloging source
IGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palahniuk, Chuck
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novel
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Sex addiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Choke : a novel, Chuck Palahniuk
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "June 2002"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published ... in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2001"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057404046
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780385501569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)49909807
Label
Choke : a novel, Chuck Palahniuk
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "June 2002"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published ... in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2001"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057404046
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780385501569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)49909807

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