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The Resource Man on fire, Stephen Kelman

Man on fire, Stephen Kelman

Label
Man on fire
Title
Man on fire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Lock has come to India to meet his destiny: a destiny dressed in a white karate suit and sporting an impressive moustache. He has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England: decades wasted in a meaningless job, a marriage foundering in the wake of loss and a terrible secret he cannot bear to share with his wife. He has come to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record breaker who specialises in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti Nayak's next record attempt - to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body - will set the seal on a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in a nation where standing out from the crowd requires tenacity, courage, and perhaps a touch of madness
Summary
Fleeing a life of mediocrity in England to become an assistant to an extreme world-record breaker in India, John Lock helps the man prepare to survive a new pursuit while encountering others in search of meaning and confronting his own beliefs about a life well lived
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455499
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelman, Stephen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • British
  • Celebrities
  • Mumbai (India)
Target audience
general
Label
Man on fire, Stephen Kelman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Circus
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
000056645074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
373 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510014701
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)931637736
Label
Man on fire, Stephen Kelman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Circus
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
000056645074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
373 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510014701
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)931637736

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