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The Resource The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

Label
The Dinner Party
Title
The Dinner Party
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Ferris
Title variation
Dinner party and other stories
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'He reflected in future retrospect on the evening and foretold every gesture, every word. "I can't do it," he said. "I can predict everything that will happen from the moment they arrive to the little kiss on the cheek goodbye and I just can't goddamn do it."' The Dinner Party immerses us in the comic and strange realities of modern life, as we journey through the lives of the unlovable, the unloved, and those who love too much: Jack, who nervously tries to befriend the surly removal man by buying him a latte and a croissant; Sarah, who endlessly imagines how her evening would have been better had she only chosen a different restaurant; Joe, who spends a night alone at the office and surreptitiously starts to rearrange his colleagues' belongings. These are stories about the infinite possibilities of a person's life, from an agonizingly funny and original writer
Summary
An anthology of short stories includes pieces previous published in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories and follows the efforts of protagonists searching for answers in the wake of surprise, violent or otherwise life-changing moments
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Tone
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10556698
Cataloging source
BT
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Joshua Ferris
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The Dinner Party
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241979976
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dinner Party
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241979976
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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