The Resource American ghost : a novel, by Paul Guernsey

American ghost : a novel, by Paul Guernsey

Label
American ghost : a novel
Title
American ghost
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Guernsey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An inventive metafictional novel, in which a drug-dealing biker must solve his own murder from beyond the grave. Thumb Rivera is in a bind. A college dropout, aspiring writer, smalltime marijuana grower, and biker club hang-around, Thumb finds himself confined to his rural ranch house in the desolate Maine countryside, helpless to do anything but watch as his former friends and housemates scheme behind his back, conspire to steal his girlfriend, and make inroads with the Blood Eagles, a dangerous biker gang. Thumb is also dead. A ghost forced to haunt his survivors and reflect back on the circumstances that led to his unsolved murder, Thumb discovers he has one channel through which he can communicate with the living world: Ben, an unemployed ghost hunter. Ben soon convinces local curmudgeon Fred Muttkowski, failed novelist turned pig farmer, to turn Ben's Ouija-board conversations with Thumb into an actual book. Thumb has two things on his mind: To solve, and then avenge, the mystery of his own violent death, and also to tell his story. That story is American Ghost--as told to Ben, then fictionalized by Fred. It's at once a clever tale of the afterlife, a poignant examination of the ephemeral nature of life, and a celebration of writing and the written word"--
Summary
After college dropout Thumb Rivera is murdered, he communicates through a Ouija-board with ghost hunter Ben and failed writer Fred Muttkowski to solve his murder and exact revenge on his killer
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599254
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guernsey, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motorcycle clubs
  • Murder
  • Ghost stories
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Ghost stories
  • Motorcycle clubs
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
American ghost : a novel, by Paul Guernsey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel of weed, Ouija, and the afterlife"--jacket
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
ocn954670934
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781940456904
Lccn
2017006577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670934
Label
American ghost : a novel, by Paul Guernsey
Publication
Note
"A novel of weed, Ouija, and the afterlife"--jacket
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
ocn954670934
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781940456904
Lccn
2017006577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670934

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