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The Resource The dead do not improve : a novel, Jay Caspian Kang

The dead do not improve : a novel, Jay Caspian Kang

Label
The dead do not improve : a novel
Title
The dead do not improve
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jay Caspian Kang
Title variation
Dead don't improve
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twentysomething Korean American Philip Kim is bright, well-educated, and very hip. He's also angry, prone to self-loathing, resentful of his otherness (even in diverse San Francisco), and lonely. Soon after his elderly next door neighbor is murdered, Kim is tasered in the street by two masked men who issue a weird threat. The attack puts him in contact with two homicide detectives assigned to his neighbor's case. He finds himself the object of an elaborately mystifying and violent conspiracy, but he also finds love and a salve for his anger."--Booklist
Summary
Targeted by an elaborate and violent scheme after the murder of his elderly next-door neighbor, recent MFA recipient Philip Kim, an expert on the gritty underworld of modern times, finds himself outmaneuvering laconic police officers, militant surfers and aggressive creative writing students in a suddenly menacing San Francisco.
Tone
Character
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10129957
Cataloging source
JBL
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Jay Caspian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Police
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dead do not improve : a novel, Jay Caspian Kang
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn802338219
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9780307953889
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)802338219
Label
The dead do not improve : a novel, Jay Caspian Kang
Publication
Control code
ocn802338219
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9780307953889
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)802338219

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