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Curtis White
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Language
eng
Summary
Curtis White's long-awaited return to fiction reminds us that the founder of one of American literature's most vibrant and innovative movements is still the King of "transcendental buffoonery." The story begins when a masked man appears in the night at the door of the Marquis, proclaiming a matter of life and death: "I stand falsely accused of an atrocity!" Except he's not, really; he's just trying to get the attention of the Marquis (a video game-playing burnout) to help him enroll in some community college vocational classes. And so the exchange gets badly botched, and our masked man is soon lost in a maddening America, encountering its absurdities at every turn, and cursing his cruel fate. In a time with the crisis du jour, White asks us to remember what it's like to laugh--to be a little silly even--in order to reclaim what used to be fundamental to us: the strength to create our own worlds
Summary
" When a masked man arrives in N---, Illinois bearing a letter and claiming its contents a matter of life or death, the small town--and the fabric of reality--will never be the same."--Provided by publisher
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
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10625480
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Curtis White
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008714
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612196794
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008714
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612196794
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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