The Resource The ask, Sam Lipsyte, (electronic resource)

The ask, Sam Lipsyte, (electronic resource)

Label
The ask
Title
The ask
Statement of responsibility
Sam Lipsyte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is offered one last chance by his former employer: he must reel in a potential donor-a major "ask"-who, mysteriously, has requested Milo's involvement. But it turns out that the ask is Milo's sinister college classmate Purdy Stuart. And the "give" won't come cheap. Probing many themes- or, perhaps, anxieties-including work, war, sex, class, child rearing, romantic comedies, Benjamin Franklin, cooking shows on death row, and the eroticization of chicken wire, The Ask is a burst of genius by a young American master who has already demonstrated that the truly provocative and important fictions are often the funniest ones
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lipsyte, Sam
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Sam Lipsyte
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lipsyte, Sam
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College administrators
  • College benefactors
  • Educational fund raising
  • Satire
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The ask, Sam Lipsyte, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11804472
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11804472
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 05 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11804472
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11804472
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The ask, Sam Lipsyte, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11804472
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11804472
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 05 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11804472
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11804472
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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