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The Resource Jonah man, Christopher Narozny

Jonah man, Christopher Narozny

Label
Jonah man
Title
Jonah man
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Narozny
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The title of this novel is an expression that refers to a performer who, despite great effort, reaches the inevitable dwindling down of his career. The good news is Naroznyas fascinating glimpse into vaudeville in 1920s America does anything but stagnate. Told from the perspectives of a one-handed juggler whose prospects have gone south, a teenage boy with a talent for stealing the show, his wheeler-dealer dad who boozes and canoodles, and a police inspector with close tabs on them all, the narrative traces the gritty life on the show circuit, one schmaltzy act after another. But beneath all the fake glitz and glamour, thereas another story to tell: both the juggler and the drunk are addicted to an incandescent silver-blue substance, selling it to susceptible patrons on the side and skimming off their stash. All the characters are three-dimensional, each with a hidden soft spot that others unfortunately find opportunities to exploit
Summary
Traces the gritty life on the vaudeville show circuit in 1920s America, told from the perspectives of a one-handed juggler whose prospects have gone south, a teenage boy with a talent for stealing the show, his wheeler-dealer dad who drinks too much, and a police inspector with close tabs on them all
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115249
Cataloging source
DLC
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Narozny, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Entertainers
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Life change events
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Vaudeville
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Entertainers
  • Life change events
  • Vaudeville
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Jonah man, Christopher Narozny
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
ocn760974071
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781935439486
Lccn
2011051469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)760974071
Label
Jonah man, Christopher Narozny
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
ocn760974071
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781935439486
Lccn
2011051469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)760974071

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