The Resource The great believers, Rebecca Makkai

The great believers, Rebecca Makkai

Label
The great believers
Title
The great believers
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Makkai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai. In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster"--
Summary
A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2018.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664749
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Makkai, Rebecca
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Families
  • Art museums
  • Sects
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Art museums
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sects
  • France
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
Label
The great believers, Rebecca Makkai
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
on1031046204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780735223523
Lccn
2018014036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031046204
Label
The great believers, Rebecca Makkai
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
on1031046204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780735223523
Lccn
2018014036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031046204

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