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The girl who never read Noam Chomsky : a novel, Jana Casale

Label
The girl who never read Noam Chomsky : a novel
Title
The girl who never read Noam Chomsky
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jana Casale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ambitious debut, at once timely and timeless, that captures the complexity and joys of modern womanhood. This novel is gem like--in its precision, its many facets, and its containing multitudes. Following in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf, Rona Jaffe, Maggie Shipstead, and Sheila Heti, Jana Casale writes with bold assurance about the female experience. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it's the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins, Leda hopes that, by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda's left with one imperative thought: she decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never--ever--reads it. As the days, years, and decades of the rest of her life unfold, we see all of the things Leda does instead, from eating leftover spaghetti in her college apartment, to fumbling through the first days home with her newborn daughter, to attempting (and nearly failing) to garden in her old age. In a collage of these small moments, we see the work--both visible and invisible--of a woman trying to carve out a life of meaning. Over the course of her experiences Leda comes to the universal revelation that the best-laid-plans are not always the path to utter fulfillment and contentment, and in reality there might be no such thing. Lively and disarmingly honest, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky is a remarkable literary feat--bracingly funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and truly feminist in its insistence that the story it tells is an essential one
Summary
A college student's procrastination over reading a Noam Chomsky novel becomes a metaphor throughout subsequent decades of milestones that reflect the disparity between the carefully planned life she wants and the person she is really meant to be
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638450
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casale, Jana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl who never read Noam Chomsky : a novel, Jana Casale
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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
ocn993672973
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781524731991
Lccn
2017028589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993672973
Label
The girl who never read Noam Chomsky : a novel, Jana Casale
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
ocn993672973
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781524731991
Lccn
2017028589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993672973

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