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The Resource The future won't be long : a novel, Jarett Kobek

The future won't be long : a novel, Jarett Kobek

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The future won't be long : a novel
Title
The future won't be long
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jarett Kobek
Title variation
future wont be long
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Language
eng
Summary
""A swirling, name-dropping, drug-fueled, hypersaturated whirlwind of a novel set against the New York City of the 1980s and '90s, Kobek's latest is a gritty coming-of-age story with quiet heart. An ode to a city--and an era--long gone." --Kirkus Reviews "Ambitious. Kobek crafts an electric tale, and the wilds of New York City during this intense time period provide a gritty, undeniably magnetic context." --Booklist A euphoric, provocative novel about friendship, sex, art, clubbing, and ambition set in 1980s and '90s New York City, from the author of I Hate the Internet When Adeline, a wealthy art student, chances upon a young man from the Midwest known only as Baby in a shady East Village squat, the two begin a fiery friendship that propels them through a decade of New York life. In the apartments and bars of downtown Manhattan to the infamous nightclub The Limelight, Adeline is Baby's guardian angel, introducing him to a city not yet overrun by gentrification. They live through an era of New York punctuated by the deaths of Warhol, Basquiat, Wojnarowicz, and Tompkins Square Park. Adeline is fiercely protective of Baby, even bringing him home with her to Los Angeles, but he soon takes over his own education. Once just a kid off the bus from Wisconsin, Baby relishes ketamine-fueled clubbing nights and acid days in LA, and he falls deep into the Club Kid twilight zone of sexual excess. As Adeline develops into the artist she never really expected to become and flees to the nascent tech scene in San Francisco, Baby faces his own desire for artistic expression and recognition. He must write his way out of clubbing life, and their friendship, an alliance that seemed nearly impenetrable, is tested and betrayed, leaving each unmoored as the world around them seems to be unraveling. Riotously funny and wise, The Future Won't Be Long is an ecstatic, propulsive novel coursing with a rare vitality, an elegy to New York and to the relationships that have the power to change--and save--our lives"--
Summary
A wealthy Los Angeles art student begins a whirlwind romance with a transplanted midwesterner in a shady East Village squat and together the pair experience the gritty delight of a mid-80s Manhattan not yet overrun by gentrification
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10572966
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Kobek, Jarett
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • City and town life
  • Friendship
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Urban Life
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • City and town life
  • Friendship
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The future won't be long : a novel, Jarett Kobek
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn992989621
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780735222489
Lccn
2017025377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992989621
Label
The future won't be long : a novel, Jarett Kobek
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
ocn992989621
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780735222489
Lccn
2017025377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992989621

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