The Resource JD

JD

Label
JD
Title
JD
Statement of responsibility
Mark Merlis
Title variation
J D
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Ascher, an acclaimed 1960s radical writer and cultural hero, has been dead for thirty years. When a would-be biographer approaches Ascher's widow Martha, she delves for the first time into her husband's papers and all the secrets that come tumbling out of them. She finds journals that begin as a wisecracking chronicle of life at the fringes of the New York literary scene, then recount Ascher's sexual adventures in the pre-Stonewall gay underground and the social upheavals that led to his famous book "JD. " As Martha reads on, she finds herself in a long-distance conversation with her dead husband, fighting with him again about their rocky marriage and learning about the unseen tragedy in her own apartment that ended with the destruction of their son, Mickey. Mickey comes to life in the space between Jonathan and Martha's conflicting portraits of him, while Martha and the biographer tangle over the continued relevance of Jonathan's politics and his unfulfilled vision of a nation remade. Martha learns about herself, finally, through her confrontation with a man who will not let her go, even in death. Mark Merlis's JD is a brilliant and harrowing view of a half century of the American experiment, acted out on a small stage by three people who cannot find a way—neither sex nor touch nor words—to speak their love for one another
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410818
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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Merlis, Mark
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
JD
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d979319d-0bde-43cc-a08e-67c5b6da7825
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299303532
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
JD
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d979319d-0bde-43cc-a08e-67c5b6da7825
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299303532
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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