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The Resource The Perfume Burned His Eyes

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

Label
The Perfume Burned His Eyes
Title
The Perfume Burned His Eyes
Statement of responsibility
Michael Imperioli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An outer-borough boy moves to the foreign land of Manhattan and befriends Lou Reed, in a novel by the Emmy-winning actor and screenwriter: "A winner."—Library JournalMatthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1976. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uses her inheritance to uproot Matthew and herself to a posh apartment building in Manhattan. Although only three miles from his boyhood home, "the city" is a completely new and strange world. Soon, he befriends (and becomes a quasi-assistant to) Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend in the same building. And the drug-addled, artistic/shamanic musician will eventually become an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, as he moves toward adulthood, adjusts to a new life, and falls head over heels for a girl wise beyond her years."Imperioli can definitely write, and he gets high marks for the verisimilitude and empathy that he evokes."—Booklist (starred review)"A coming-of-age tale dashed with relatable angst and humor."—Entertainment Weekly "Some fictional trips into 1970s New York abound with nostalgia; this novel memorably opts for grit and heartbreak."—Kirkus Reviews
Summary
A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639700
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Imperioli, Michael
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Perfume Burned His Eyes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:078ee781-d8f3-4212-a6f8-1d422e9062f0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781617756429
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Perfume Burned His Eyes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:078ee781-d8f3-4212-a6f8-1d422e9062f0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781617756429
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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