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The Resource F, Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway

F, Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway

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F
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F
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Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Arthur Friedland is a wannabe writer who one day takes his sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Arthur declares himself immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better, and after he extracts Arthur s deepest secrets and tells him to make them real, Arthur empties the family bank account and vanishes. He goes on to become a world-famous author, a master of the mystical. (F is for fake.) But what of his abandoned boys? The painfully shy Martin grows up to be a priest without a vocation. (F is for faith, and lack of it.) Eric becomes a financier on the brink of ruin (F is for fraud), while Ivan, hoping for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) During the summer before the global financial crisis, they are thrown together again with cataclysmic results. Wildly funny and heartbreaking, Daniel Kehlmann s novel about truth, family, and the terrible power of fortune is a fictional triumph
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Having a profound experience on a hypnotist's stage in spite of not believing in magic, Arthur abruptly abandons his family in the middle of the night and becomes a famous author while his sons grow into men shaped by loss and doubt. By the award-winning author of <i>Measuring the World</i>
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10322147
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YDXCP
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1975-
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Kehlmann, Daniel
Dewey number
833.9
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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Janeway, Carol Brown
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True
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  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
F, Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn895117255
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780804171595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)895117255
Label
F, Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
Publication
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
ocn895117255
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780804171595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)895117255

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