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The Resource Three dollars, Elliot Perlman

Three dollars, Elliot Perlman

Label
Three dollars
Title
Three dollars
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Perlman
Title variation
3 dollars
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At once humorous and dramatic, Three Dollars is about Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of 38, with a wife, a child and three dollars. How did he get that way? And who is Amanda? He cared about people; he was, Amanda notwithstanding, a good husband, father and son. At any other time the world would have smiled on him. But this was the nineties and the world valued other things. Three Dollars chronicles the present breach of the social contract and its effect on a home near you. It is a brilliantly deft portrait of a man attempting to retain his humanity, his family and his sense of humour in grim and pitiless times: times of downsizing, outsourcing and privatising. It is about the legacy of Thatcherism and its effects on people and their relationships
Summary
At once humorous and dramatic, Three dollars is about Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of 38, with a wife, a child and three dollars. Chronicling the present breach of the social contract and its effect on a home near you, it is a portrait of a man attempting to retain his humanity, his family and his sense of humour in grim and pitiless times: times of downsizing, outsourcing and privatizing.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Age Book of the Year, 1998.
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 1998.
  • Betty Trask Award, 1999.
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049518
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Three dollars, Elliot Perlman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
Control code
000047123925
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Vintage ed.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9781742752976
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Three dollars, Elliot Perlman
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
Control code
000047123925
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Vintage ed.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9781742752976
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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