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The Resource Prisoner's dilemma, Richard Powers

Prisoner's dilemma, Richard Powers

Label
Prisoner's dilemma
Title
Prisoner's dilemma
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Title variation
Prisoners dilemma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson, Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quizmaster, black humorist, and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness. Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world, and everything that's in it."
Summary
Eddie Hobson is quickly succumbing to a mysterious illness, and his children draw on the World War II veteran's dictaphone-recorded construction of an imaginary utopia for clues to their father's illness
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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050516
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Father and child
  • Terminally ill
  • Families
  • Families
  • Father and child
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Prisoner's dilemma, Richard Powers
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
ocm34046495
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780060977085
Lccn
95054203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34046495
Label
Prisoner's dilemma, Richard Powers
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
ocm34046495
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780060977085
Lccn
95054203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34046495

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