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The Resource Hark : a novel, Sam Lipsyte

Hark : a novel, Sam Lipsyte

Label
Hark : a novel
Title
Hark
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sam Lipsyte
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and - perhaps most immediately - just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of Mental Archery - a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery - is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It's a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players, including a renegade Ivy League ethicist, a gentle Swedish kidnapper, a crossbow-hunting veteran of jungle drug wars, a social media tycoon with an empire on the skids, and a mysteriously influential (but undeniably slimy) catfish. In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte, author of the bestselling novel The Ask and master of the form, reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that revels in contemporary absurdity and the wild poetry of everyday language while exploring the emotional truths of his characters - men, women and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous and often dangerous world
Summary
In a troubled America, Hark Morner, is an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”—a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga and, well, archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748840
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lipsyte, Sam
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gurus
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Hark : a novel, Sam Lipsyte
Instantiates
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
Control code
000065091097
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783783212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098206047
Label
Hark : a novel, Sam Lipsyte
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
Control code
000065091097
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783783212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098206047

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