The Resource The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (electronic resource)

The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (electronic resource)

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The interestings : a novel
Title
The interestings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
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Language
eng
Summary
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts form what seems likely to be a lifelong friendship. Decades later the bond remains, but so much else has changed. Through adolescence, the artistic interests and abilities of these six friends have all been indulged, encouraged, and celebrated. But the kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty - not to mention age fifty. For the group of friends who met and joined together because of a shared sense of being "interesting," this is a startling and sometimes painful realization. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation as a therapist. Her friend Jonah, a gifted guitarist, puts aside music completely and becomes a mechanical engineer. In wild contrast, however, their two closest friends, now married to each other, have become shockingly successful and famous. Ethan, a brilliant animator, has a hit TV show and franchise. His wife, Ash, has found lasting critical respect as a stage director. What's more, Ethan and Ash also now possess the means and influence that allow their artistic dreams to keep expanding. But what becomes of friendships when two of the friends reach a level of startling success and wealth, and the others do not? And what happens when the person you envy most deeply is also someone you genuinely love?
Summary
Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue respective challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers
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technical information on music
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10210119
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wolitzer, Meg
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Jen Tullock
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  • Tullock, Jen
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True
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  • Gifted persons
  • Self-realization
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT10879462
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 43 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781624060885
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10879462
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10879462
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 43 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781624060885
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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
MWT10879462
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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