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The Resource Avenue of mysteries, John Irving

Avenue of mysteries, John Irving

Label
Avenue of mysteries
Title
Avenue of mysteries
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future
Summary
Embarking on a trip to the Philippines, senior-aged Juan Diego reflects on dreams and memories of his childhood in Mexico before his past and present intersect in unexpected ways.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430704
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Homeless children
  • Novelists
  • Telepathy
  • Clairvoyance
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving
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
ocn915491098
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
863 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484482
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015035708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915491098
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving
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
ocn915491098
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
863 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484482
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015035708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915491098

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