The Resource The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois

The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois

Label
The spectators : a novel
Title
The spectators
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer duBois
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Talk show host Matthew Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. However, the man behind The Mattie M Show remains a mystery--both to his enormous audience and to those who work alongside him every day. But when the high school students responsible for a mass shooting are found to be devoted fans, Mattie is thrust into the glare of public scrutiny, seen as the wry, detached herald of a culture going downhill and going way too far. Soon, the secrets of Mattie's past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface. In her most daring and multidimensional novel yet, Jennifer duBois vividly portrays the heyday of gay liberation in the seventies and the grip of the AIDS crisis in the eighties, alongside a backstage view of nineties television in an age of moral panic. DuBois explores an enigmatic man's downfall through the perspectives of two spectators--Cel, Mattie's skeptical publicist, and Semi, the disillusioned lover from his past. With wit, heart, and crackling intelligence, The Spectators examines the human capacity for reinvention--and forces us to ask ourselves what we choose to look at, and why
Summary
A controversial talk-show host who has made his living by exposing bizarre societal secrets on live television finds his own past brought into question when the young perpetrators of a mass shooting declare themselves his devoted fans
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764037
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DuBois, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Television talk shows
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1029772785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780812995886
Lccn
2018013007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029772785
Label
The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois
Publication
Copyright
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
on1029772785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780812995886
Lccn
2018013007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029772785

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