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The Resource Human solutions

Human solutions

Label
Human solutions
Title
Human solutions
Statement of responsibility
Avi Silberstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Tone
Writing style
Review
Silberstein’s uneven debut opens with an original setup. In 1988 Santiago, Chile, a shadowy narrator known only as Javier runs a creepy business known as Human Solutions, which guarantees to make its clients’ desires come true via the manipulation of others. A female client, for example, wants a hunky meteorologist to fall in love with her. Instead of offering ever-harder requests, Silberstein shifts the plot in a more conventional direction. Elena, a woman the reclusive Javier has become enamored of, has learned that her 12-year-old son, Claudio, may be the victim of sexual abuse at his cultlike boarding school. Javier volunteers to help Elena, securing an ally in Tibor, a former client of his who sought revenge on a sadistic Nazi doctor. Javier concocts a not particularly clever plan to free Claudio, and few readers will feel the novel’s payoff was worth their time. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 10, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 06, p)
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10302216
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1982-
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Silberstein, Avi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manipulation (Social sciences)
  • Cults
  • Former Nazis
  • Escapes
  • Utopias
  • Actors and actresses
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Chile
Label
Human solutions
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
1009535
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781628737141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628737141
  • (OCoLC)854612900
Label
Human solutions
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
1009535
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781628737141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628737141
  • (OCoLC)854612900

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