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The Resource Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico

Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico

Label
Class : a novel
Title
Class
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Pacifico
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Ludovica and Lorenzo live in Rome. She works in her family's bookstore, and he's a filmmaker--or, rather, a "filmmaker": so far, all he's produced is one pretentious short film that even his friends don't take seriously. But somehow, he gets a scholarship to Columbia University, and the couple decide to head to New York--specifically, to Williamsburg: the promised land. They soon fall in with a group of Italian expats--all of them with artistic ambitions and the family money to support those ambitions indefinitely. There's Nicolino, the playboy; Marcello, the aspiring rapper; Sergio, the literary scout; and a handful of others. These languidly ambitious men and women will come together and fall apart, but can they escape their fates? Can anyone? In Class, Francesco Pacifico gives a grand, subversive, formally ambitious social novel that bridges Italy and America, high and low, money and art. A novel that channels Virginia Woolf and Kanye West, Henry Miller and Lil' Wayne, Class is an unforgettable, mordantly funny account of Italians chasing the American dream"--
Member of
Summary
When her boyfriend, Lorenzo, gets a scholarship to Columbia University, Ludovica, leaving Rome behind, follows him to New York where they both fall in with a group of Italian expats who all have artistic ambitions and the family money to support those ambitions indefinitely, but who cannot escape their fates
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566090
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pacifico, Francesco
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian edition (2014) by the author
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pacifico, Francesco
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italians
  • Children of the rich
  • American Dream
  • Social classes
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • FICTION / Satire
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Literary
  • American Dream
  • Children of the rich
  • Italians
  • Social classes
  • Italy
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn956957420
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781612195933
Lccn
2017012760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956957420
Label
Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn956957420
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781612195933
Lccn
2017012760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956957420

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