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As lie is to grin, Simeon Marsalis

Label
As lie is to grin
Title
As lie is to grin
Statement of responsibility
Simeon Marsalis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ". . . Not a satire meant to teach us lessons, nor a statement of hope or despair, but something more visionary -- a portrait of a young mans unraveling, a depiction of how race shapes and deforms us, a coming-of-age story that is also a confrontation with American history and amnesia."
  • David, the narrator of Simeon Marsalis's singular first novel, is a freshman at the University of Vermont who is struggling to define himself against the white backdrop of his school. He is also mourning the loss of his New York girlfriend, whose grandfather's alma mater he has chosen to attend. When David met Melody, he lied to her about who he was and where he lived, creating a more intriguing story than his own. This lie haunts and almost unhinges him as he attempts to find his true voice and identity
Summary
Struggling to define himself at his predominately white New England college, David mourns the loss of his New York City girlfriend and is haunted by a lie he had told her that almost unhinges him as he attempts to find his true voice and identity
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600152
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
As lie is to grin, Simeon Marsalis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn972385250
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781936787593
Lccn
2016952068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972385250
Label
As lie is to grin, Simeon Marsalis
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn972385250
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781936787593
Lccn
2016952068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972385250

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