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The Resource The one-eyed man, Ron Currie

The one-eyed man, Ron Currie

Label
The one-eyed man
Title
The one-eyed man
Statement of responsibility
Ron Currie
Title variation
One eyed man
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the "startlingly talented" (New York Times) author of Everything Matters! - the compelling story of a man who takes everything far too literally, and his adventures as the star of a reality TV show. Ron Currie's three previous works of fiction have dazzled readers and critics alike with their originality, audacity, and psychological insight. A writer of unique vision and huge imagination, Currie excels at creating complex, troubled, yet endearing characters, and his work has won comparison to everyone from Kurt Vonnegut to George Saunders. K., the intriguing narrator of Currie's new novel, joins the ranks of other great American literary creations who show us something new about ourselves. Like Jack Gladney from White Noise, K. is possessed of a hyper-articulate exasperation with the world, and like Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he is a doomed truth teller whom everyone misunderstands. After his wife Sarah dies, K. loses his metaphorical capacity, becoming so wedded to the notion of clarity that he infuriates everyone, friends and strangers alike. When he intervenes in an armed robbery, K. finds himself both an inadvertent hero and the star of a new reality television program. Together with Claire, a grocery store clerk with a sharp tongue and a yen for celebrity, he travels the country, ruffling feathers and gaining fame at the intersection of American politics and entertainment. But soon, through a conflagration of biblical proportions, he discovers that the world will fight viciously to preserve its delusions about itself"--
Summary
Recently widowed and exasperated with the world, K. intervenes in an armed robbery and inadvertently becomes a reluctant hero and also a star of a new reality show
Theme
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554938
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Currie, Ron
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Families
  • Truth
  • Reality television programs
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The one-eyed man, Ron Currie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Viking, 2017
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
000063616140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780143110453
Lccn
2016056831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The one-eyed man, Ron Currie
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Viking, 2017
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
000063616140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780143110453
Lccn
2016056831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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