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The Resource Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson

Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson

Label
Loving day : a novel
Title
Loving day
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mat Johnson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the critically beloved Pym (Imagine Kurt Vonnegut having a beer with Ralph Ellison and Jules Verne.Vanity Fair) comes a ruthlessly comic and moving tale of a man discovering a lost daughter, confronting an elusive ghost, and stumbling onto the possibility of utopia. In the ghetto there is a mansion, and it is my fathers house. Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: His marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comics shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures outside in the grass. When he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: In the face of a teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl, Tal, is his daughter, and shes been raised to think shes white. Spinning from these revelations, Warren sets off to remake his life with a reluctant daughter hes never known, in a haunted house with a history he knows too well. In their search for a new life, he and Tal struggle with ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult, and ignite a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday for interracial lovers. A frequently hilarious, surprisingly moving story about blacks and whites, fathers and daughters, the living and the dead,Loving Day celebrates the wonders of opposites bound in love. Praise for Loving Day Incisive . . . razor-sharp . . . Loving Day is that rare mélange: cerebral comedy with pathos. The vitality of our narrator deserves much of the credit for that
Summary
Racially-mixed Warren Duffy, returning to America to claim a mansion in Phildadelphia left to him by his father, encounters his daughter and they try to forge a life for themselves in a haunted house as members of a utopian mixed-race cult
Storyline
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10409917
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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Johnson, Mat
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson
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
000058585614
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780812983661
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2016037425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911063664
Label
Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson
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
000058585614
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780812983661
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2016037425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911063664

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