The Resource Lake City

Lake City

Label
Lake City
Title
Lake City
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kohnstamm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“Lake City is a darkly funny and extremely relevant debut novel about American inequality and moral authority, featuring a sad-sack antihero who takes way too long to grow up. When he finally does, the results are beautiful, and the book ultimately becomes an elegy for a now-gone Seattle, and a lesson in how the place we’re from never fully lets us go.” —Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See Hunkered down in his childhood bedroom in Seattle's worn-out Lake City neighborhood, idealistic but self-serving striver Lane Bueche licks his wounds and hatches a plot to win back his estranged Manhattanite wife. He discovers a precarious path forward when he is contracted by a wealthy adoptive couple to seduce and sabotage a troubled birth mother from his neighborhood. Lane soon finds himself in a zero-sum game between the families as he straddles two cultures, classes, and worlds. Until finally, with the well-being of the toddler at stake, Lane must choose between wanting to do the right thing (if he could only figure out what that is) and reclaiming his idea of privilege. "Snarky social commentary on the world of Seattle have-nots." —Kirkus Reviews
Summary
The setting is Seattle's Lake City neighborhood during the 2001 holiday season. In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy and at the peak of Seattle's first wave of tech-boom gentrification-a wave that never quite made it to his neighborhood-Lane Bueche schemes how to win back his wife (and her trust fund). In his childhood bedroom in his mother's decrepit old house, the idealistic but self-serving striver Lane licks his wounds and hatches a plot
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Writing style
Character
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10753596
Cataloging source
BT
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Thomas Kohnstamm
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Lake City
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009867
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091436
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lake City
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009867
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091436
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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