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The Resource TheMystery.doc, Matthew McIntosh

TheMystery.doc, Matthew McIntosh

Label
TheMystery.doc
Title
TheMystery.doc
Statement of responsibility
Matthew McIntosh
Title variation
Mystery.doc
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rooted in the western United States in the decade post-9/11, theMystery.doc follows a young writer and his wife as he attempts to write his second book, a national epic he hopes will last forever, and as he searches for a form that will express the world as it has become, revealing the interconnectedness of all our lives. Pop-up ads, internet search results, spam, lines of code, frames of film and television mix with canonical works of literature, alchemical manuscripts, transcripts of personal conversations, and the story of a man who wakes up one morning not knowing who he is, a blank document called themystery.doc newly appeared on his computer. Part love story, part prose poem, part documentary, part existential whodunit, part future-fiction, part Bildungsroman, part memoir, theMystery.doc is about the quest to find something lasting in a world where everything is in danger of slipping away. Love, loss, birth, death, technology, terrorism and the American Dream come together to form a great symphonic work that dazzles in both its structure and in its deep emotional resonance
Summary
A western American writer and his wife navigate the challenges of writing his second novel against a backdrop of the decade after September 11, an effort marked by his observations and desire to authentically capture the period's cultural truth in potential literary venues ranging from pop-up ads and search results to lines of code and television stills
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597521
Cataloging source
DV1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntosh, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Memory
  • American Dream
  • American Dream
  • Authorship
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
Label
TheMystery.doc, Matthew McIntosh
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
on1004525999
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, first edition.
Extent
1660 pages
Isbn
9780802124913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004525999
Label
TheMystery.doc, Matthew McIntosh
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
on1004525999
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, first edition.
Extent
1660 pages
Isbn
9780802124913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004525999

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