The Resource Abracadabra : a novel, David Kranes

Abracadabra : a novel, David Kranes

Label
Abracadabra : a novel
Title
Abracadabra
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Kranes
Title variation
Abra cadabra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abracadabra is a fantastical and inventive addition to the tradition of noir writing, which not only delights and surprises at every turn but also raises important questions about identity, the human condition, the nature of evil, and the state of the union. The novel begins with a mystery, when Mark Goodson, a seemingly well-adjusted married man, disappears during a magic act, precipitating a series of events, encounters, and seemingly inexplicable occurrences, which it falls to a former professional football player, Elko Wells, to weave together into a story that is at once compelling and true. The concussion that ended Wells' playing career left him open to hearing voices and discerning patterns of meaning helpful to his work as the owner of a missing-persons agency. He also owns a celebrity look-alike agency, which complicates matters in humorous ways, and his reliance on a string of cocktail waitresses called the Bloody Marys who are on the lookout for various people adds another level of intrigue. Magicians and misdirection, gambling, down-on-one's-luck, the crazed sense of possibility and impossibility, mistaken identity, impersonators and body doubles, people acting bizarrely with all sorts of chaos, collisions, and overlaps thrown in for good measure. Again and again the reader is swept into treacherous waters, always confident that the writer is in control of his material. Because the many twists and turns the plot takes are all but impossible to anticipate, the experience of reading Abracadabra is deliciously magical."--Page 4 of cover
Summary
A neo-noir crime novel set in Las Vegas
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603360
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kranes, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Missing persons
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
  • Nevada
Target audience
adult
Label
Abracadabra : a novel, David Kranes
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn978251940
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781943859443
Lccn
2017009453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978251940
Label
Abracadabra : a novel, David Kranes
Publication
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
ocn978251940
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781943859443
Lccn
2017009453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978251940

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