The Resource Dying words: : a novel, (electronic resource)

Dying words: : a novel, (electronic resource)

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Dying words: : a novel
Title
Dying words:
Title remainder
a novel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the past eleven years, Graydon Hubbell, an aging reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, has been assigned to write obituaries, working in a corner of the newsroom that has long been referred to as Section Eight, an oblique reference to the section of the U.S. military code that provides for a discharge on the grounds of insanity. For as long as anyone can remember, Section Eight has been occupied by a group of exceedingly eccentric and often impolitic reporters, and Hubbell and his colleagues certainly uphold that tradition. Like most of his colleagues, Hubbell initially regarded writing obituaries as a distinctly morbid assignment made all the more unpleasant by having to deal with the grieving families of the deceased. But over time he has come to appreciate the obituary as both a staple of daily journalism and an art form in its own right, and he now likes to think that he has become as capable of writing a final salute to the rich and powerful as of composing a simple farewell for the eccentric and the notorious. Then Hubbell learns that he is dying. He has been diagnosed with an insidious form of blood cancer that frequently strikes the elderly, in many cases, like Hubbell's, presenting no symptoms until it is essentially too late to offer any treatment. Confiding only in his colleagues in Section Eight, and his neighbor, Lydia Gifford, a free spirit and former flower child, Hubbell is determined to work at the newspaper as long as he possibly can. But as his disease progresses, and as his career comes apart through a series of increasingly absurd mistakes, mishaps and confrontations, Hubbell is forced to come to terms with the fact that his own life is coming to an end. Written with humor and pathos, "Dying Words" is a novel about mortality and remembrance, the story of an aging newspaper reporter less afraid of dying than of being forgotten
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Conner, K. Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Mortality
  • Death notices
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Dying words: : a novel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11732179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780985631215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11732179
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dying words: : a novel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11732179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780985631215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11732179
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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