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The unchangeable spots of leopards, Kristopher Jansma

Label
The unchangeable spots of leopards
Title
The unchangeable spots of leopards
Statement of responsibility
Kristopher Jansma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An inventive and witty debut about a young man's quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe From as early as he can remember, the hopelessly unreliable--yet hopelessly earnest--narrator of this ambitious debut novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma's irresistible narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian's enchanting friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma's narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies. As much a story about a young man and his friends trying to make their way in the world as a profoundly affecting exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards will appeal to readers of Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad with its elegantly constructed exploration of the stories we tell to find out who we really are. "--
Summary
Haunted by the successes of a long-time rival and unable to let go of his love for a woman who got away, an aspiring writer, determined to discover and tell the truth about the trio's falling out, struggles to untangle a complicated web of lies
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2014
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Provided by publisher
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10171219
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jansma, Kristopher
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Authors
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The unchangeable spots of leopards, Kristopher Jansma
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn796756321
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780670026005
Lccn
2012027179
System control number
(OCoLC)796756321
Label
The unchangeable spots of leopards, Kristopher Jansma
Publication
Control code
ocn796756321
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780670026005
Lccn
2012027179
System control number
(OCoLC)796756321

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