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Percival Everett by Virgil Russell : a novel, Percival Everett

Label
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell : a novel
Title
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Percival Everett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A story inside a story inside a story. A man visits his aging father in a nursing home, where his father writes the novel he imagines his son would write. Or is it the novel that the son imagines his father would imagine, if he were to imagine the kind of novel the son would write? Let's simplify: a woman seeks an apprenticeship with a painter, claiming to be his long-lost daughter. A contractor-for-hire named Murphy can't distinguish between the two brothers who employ him. And in Murphy's troubled dreams, Nat Turner imagines the life of William Styron. These narratives twist together with anecdotes from the nursing home, each building on the other until they crest in a wild, outlandish excursion of the inmates led by the father. Anchoring these shifting plotlines is a running commentary between father and son that sheds doubt on the truthfulness of each story. Because, after all, what narrator can we ever trust? Not only is Percival Everett by Virgil Russell a powerful, compassionate meditation on old age and its humiliations, it is an ingenious culmination of Everett's recurring preoccupations. All of his prior work, his metaphysical and philosophical inquiries, his investigations into the nature of narrative, have led to this masterful book. Percival Everett has never been more cunning, more brilliant and subversive, than he is in this, his most important and elusive novel to date."--Www.amazon.com
Summary
Provides a take on old age in a story told in interwoven narratives centered around a son visiting his father in a nursing home, where he is writing a novel
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167446
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everett, Percival
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Old age
  • Storytelling
  • Fathers and sons
  • Old age
  • Storytelling
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell : a novel, Percival Everett
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
ocn794367475
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781555976347
Lccn
2012952759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367475
Label
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell : a novel, Percival Everett
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
ocn794367475
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781555976347
Lccn
2012952759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367475

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