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The sentimentalists : a novel, Johanna Skibsrud

Label
The sentimentalists : a novel
Title
The sentimentalists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Skibsrud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War and exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada. He retreats to a small town where Henry, the father of his fallen Vietnam comrade, has a home on the shore of a man-made lake. When Napoleon's daughter arrives, fleeing troubles of her own, she finds her father in the dark twilight of his life, wrapped in the fog of alcoholism. With love and insatiable curiosity, she devotes herself to learning the truth about his life, discovering not just the details of his Vietnam experience but also the palimpsest that memory makes and the distance between a lived experience and our telling it.--From front inside jacket
Summary
Vivid horrors of the Vietnam War haunt Napoleon Haskell who is exhausted from years spent battling his memories; he leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada. Napoleon meets Henry, the father of his fallen Vietnam comrade, when he retreats to a small Ontario town. Henry has a home on the shore of a man-made lake, and under the water is the wreckage of what were once the town, and the home where Henry was raised. Fleeing troubles of her own, Napoleon<U+2019>s daughter arrives, and she finds her father in the dark twilight of his life, and slipping into senility. She devotes herself to learning the truth about his life with love and curiosity; and through the fog, her dad's past emerges.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Atlantic (Canada) Independent Booksellers' Choice Award, 2011.
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
373396
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skibsrud, Johanna
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Veterans
Target audience
adult
Label
The sentimentalists : a novel, Johanna Skibsrud
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
810118
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780393082517
Lccn
2011005649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393082517
  • (OCoLC)696092048
Label
The sentimentalists : a novel, Johanna Skibsrud
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
810118
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780393082517
Lccn
2011005649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393082517
  • (OCoLC)696092048

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