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The Resource The matter with Morris : a novel, David Bergen

The matter with Morris : a novel, David Bergen

Label
The matter with Morris : a novel
Title
The matter with Morris
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Bergen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Morris Schutt, a prominent newspaper columnist, surveys his life over the past year, he sees disaster everywhere. His son has just been killed in Afghanistan, and his newspaper has put him on indefinite leave; his psychiatrist wife, Lucille, seems headed for the door; he is strongly attracted to Ursula, the wife of a dairy farmer from Minnesota; and his daughter appears to be having an affair with one of her professors. What is a thinking man to do but turn to Cicero, Plato, and Socrates in search of truth? Or better still, to call one of those discreet 'dating services' in search of happiness? But happiness, as Morris discovers, is not that easy to find."--Page 4 of cover
Summary
Morris Schutt, a newspaper columnist develops a mid-life crisis after his son is killed in Afghanistan, he loses his job, his wife seems ready to leave him, and his daughter has an affair with a college professor.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, 2011.
  • Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
371114
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergen, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Happiness
  • Philosophy
  • Happiness
  • Journalists
  • Philosophy
Target audience
adult
Label
The matter with Morris : a novel, David Bergen
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
ocn701810639
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781582437590
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)701810639
Label
The matter with Morris : a novel, David Bergen
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
ocn701810639
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781582437590
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)701810639

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