The Resource Great house, Nicole Krauss

Great house, Nicole Krauss

Label
Great house
Title
Great house
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Krauss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss
Summary
A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet's police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet's supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife. And a Jerusalem antiques dealer uses the desk in his family's study, which was devastated by the Nazis in 1944
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
360169
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krauss, Nicole
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Memory
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
Label
Great house, Nicole Krauss
Instantiates
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
ocn601096650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780393079982
Lccn
2010029946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)601096650
Label
Great house, Nicole Krauss
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
ocn601096650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780393079982
Lccn
2010029946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)601096650

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