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The Resource Impossible Views of the World

Impossible Views of the World

Label
Impossible Views of the World
Title
Impossible Views of the World
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Ives
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan's renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week in approximately ever. Her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her, a workplace romance with "a fascinating, hyper-rational narcissist" is in freefall, and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Strange things are afoot: CeMArt's current exhibit is sponsored by a Belgian multinational that wants to take over the world's water supply, she unwittingly stars in a viral video that's making the rounds, and her mother--the imperious, impossibly glamorous Caro--wants to have lunch. It's almost more than she can overanalyze. But the appearance of a mysterious map, depicting a 19th-century utopian settlement, sends Stella--a dogged expert in American graphics and fluidomanie (don't ask)--on an all-consuming research mission. As she teases out the links between a haunting poem, several unusual novels, a counterfeiting scheme, and one of the museum's colorful early benefactors, she discovers the unbearable secret that Paul's been keeping, and charts a course out of the chaos of her own life. Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact
Summary
Navigating a sticky personal life, a colleague's disappearance and an exhibit by a megalomaniacal corporation, museum curator Stella comes into possession of a map depicting a mysterious 19th-century utopian settlement and embarks on an all-consuming research mission that is complicated by a counterfeiting scheme
Storyline
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Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10572965
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Ives, Lucy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Impossible Views of the World
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_426701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735221543
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Impossible Views of the World
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_426701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735221543
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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