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The Resource The Study of Animal Languages

The Study of Animal Languages

Label
The Study of Animal Languages
Title
The Study of Animal Languages
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Stern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An exuberant, wise, and darkly funny novel from an essential new voice in fiction." --Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of The NestIvan is a tightly wound philosophy professor whose reverence for logic and order governs not only his academic interests, but also his closest relationships. His wife, Prue, is quite the opposite: a pioneer in the emerging field of biolinguistics, she is bold and vibrant, full of life and feeling. Thus far, they have managed to weather their differences. But lately, an odd distance has settled in between them. Might it have something to do with the arrival of the college's dashing but insufferable new writer-in-residence, whose novel Prue always seems to be reading?Into this delicate moment barrels Ivan's unstable father-in-law, Frank, in town to hear Prue deliver a lecture on birdsong that is set to cement her tenure application. But the talk doesn't go as planned, unleashing a series of crises that force Ivan to finally confront the problems in his marriage, and to begin to fight - at last - for what he holds dear.A dazzlingly insightful and entertaining novel about the limitations of language, the fragility of love, and the ways we misunderstand each other and ourselves, The Study of Animal Languages marks the debut of a brilliant new voice in fiction
Summary
A logic-driven professor of philosophy is forced by a series of crises to confront a growing estrangement in his marriage to his free-spirited, passionate biolinguistics pioneer wife
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10755047
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stern, Lindsay
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Humorous Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
The Study of Animal Languages
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_590245
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525557449
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Study of Animal Languages
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_590245
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780525557449
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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