The Resource Townie: : a Novel, (electronic resource)

Townie: : a Novel, (electronic resource)

Label
Townie: : a Novel
Title
Townie:
Title remainder
a Novel
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Townie takes place in Oldon, Massachusetts, a burgeoning New England village that has become the favored residence of the mega-rich, a town whose historic past has been preserved and polished until it gleams with the arrogant intensity of a Colonial theme park. Alan Lowe inhabits a different Oldon, however, a town that he loved as a boy for the "power and rightness of its countryside." Now, in early middle age, he finds himself living on the margins of the changing town, in a camp deep within Oldon Woods, "inelegantly sheltered by a stale, army-surplus sheet, perforated here and there with pinholes and rudely draped into the equivalent of a teepee." Then Alan's seemingly rootless life converges with that of Arthur Worthy, a member of the recently-arrived elite, whose life "bristles with appointments, trips, activities, possessions, responsibilities, and business urgencies." But Arthur lives on the margin, too, as alone and isolated in his mansion as Alan is in his teepee. They share, as they discover, an unexpected connection, a woman named Anna, "who must be understood as a catalytic force in both of our lives, the intoxicating girl who devolved into the equable woman whose existence served to define our own." Alan abandons his camp in order to temporarily look after Arthur's mansion and their lives soon become deeply intertwined in an adventure that is ostensibly a business deal but is, more essentially, a search for love and connection with place. Townie is a picaresque novel of the countryside, funny and skewering about our social and business pretensions, moving and true about our need for roots and authenticity
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Butman, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Marginality, Social
  • City and town life
  • Middle-aged men
  • Male friendship
  • Businessmen
  • Electronic books
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Townie: : a Novel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11614020
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11614020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11614020
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Townie: : a Novel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11614020
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11614020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11614020
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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