The Resource Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson

Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson

Label
Loving day : a novel
Title
Loving day
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mat Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: his marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comic shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish-American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures in the grass outside; when he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: in the face of the teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl is his daughter and she thinks she's white. Warren sets off to remake his life with a reluctant daughter he never knew and a haunted house and history he knows too well. In their search for a new life they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult, and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love"--Publisher
Summary
Racially-mixed Warren Duffy, returning to America to claim a mansion in Phildadelphia left to him by his father, encounters his daughter and they try to forge a life for themselves in a haunted house as members of a utopian mixed-race cult
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10409917
Cataloging source
DLC
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Johnson, Mat
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson
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
ocn890620998
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages ; 25 cm
Isbn
9780812993455
Lccn
2014036550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890620998
Label
Loving day : a novel, Mat Johnson
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
ocn890620998
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages ; 25 cm
Isbn
9780812993455
Lccn
2014036550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890620998

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