The Resource The antiques : a novel, Kris D'Agostino

The antiques : a novel, Kris D'Agostino

Label
The antiques : a novel
Title
The antiques
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kris D'Agostino
Title variation
antiques
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the night of a massive, record-breaking hurricane, George Westfall, an upstate New York antique store owner and father of three, lays dying. As his wife Ana seals up the storefront, their adult son Armie hides from the outside world as he always does, immersed in woodwork and thoughts of the past. In New York City, Armie's older brother Josef, a sex-addicted techie, is fighting to repair his broken relationship with his daughters. And out in Los Angeles their sister Charlie's career as a Hollywood publicist is crumbling. For the Westfalls, Murphy's Law is in full effect. Their patriarch dies as the storm hits town, flooding the store and ruining Josef's business negotiations. Charlie is desperately trying to set a movie starlet straight, while handling her son's expulsion from preschool and her wayward husband. And Armie, who's still in love with his high school crush Audrey, can't even muster the courage to leave his childhood home. Only when the children reunite to sell their father's beloved heirloom painting do they discover their real fortune lies elsewhere. A rollicking tableau of family life in all its messy complexity, like the best of Meg Wolitzer and Tom Perrotta, The Antiques is hilarious, heartbreaking, nimble, and observant. Complete with deeply flawed, affectionately rendered characters and an irresistible plot, Kris D'Agostino's unforgettable novel is about the unexpected epiphanies that emerge in chaos, and the loved ones who help show us who we really are"--
Summary
Gathering at the deathbed of their antiques-store-owner father, three adult siblings and his wife reinforce the store against a record-breaking hurricane and become consumed by past memories, present-day dilemmas and the realities of managing a death as floodwaters overtake the town
Theme
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Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548217
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Agostino, Kris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Hurricanes
  • Last days
  • People with cancer
  • Wills
  • Antiques
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Homecomings
  • Floods
  • Memories
  • Family relationships
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The antiques : a novel, Kris D'Agostino
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
ocn944380451
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781501138973
Lccn
2016045830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380451
Label
The antiques : a novel, Kris D'Agostino
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
ocn944380451
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781501138973
Lccn
2016045830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380451

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