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The Resource Woman with a blue pencil : a novel, Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten

Woman with a blue pencil : a novel, Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten

Label
Woman with a blue pencil : a novel
Title
Woman with a blue pencil
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida, a Japanese American academic, has been thrust into the role of amateur PI, investigating his wife's murder, which has been largely ignored by the LAPD. Grief stricken by her loss, disoriented by his ill-prepared change of occupation, the worst is yet to come.... Sam discovers that, inexplicably, he has become not only unrecognizable to his former acquaintances but that all signs of his existence (including even the murder he's investigating) have been erased. Unaware that he is a discarded, fictional creation, he resumes his investigation in a world now characterized not only by his own sense of isolation but by wartime fear. Meantime, Sam's story is interspersed with chapters from a pulp spy novel that features an L.A.-based Korean P.I. with jingoistic and anti-Japanese, post December 7th attitudes -- the revised, politically and commercially viable character for whom Sumida has been excised. Behind it all is the ambitious, 20-year-old Nisei author who has made the changes, despite the relocation of himself and his family to a Japanese internment camp. And, looming above, is his book editor in New York, who serves as both muse and manipulator to the young author--the woman with the blue pencil, a new kind of femme fatale" --
Summary
With his wife's murder basically ignored by the LAPD, Sam Sumida, a Japanese-American academic, on the eve of Pearl Harbor, launches his own investigation and comes to discover that his life has been erased by the woman with the blue pencil who has written him into existence
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10446525
Cataloging source
DLC
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McAlpine, Gordon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Murder
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Murder
  • Private investigators
Target audience
adult
Label
Woman with a blue pencil : a novel, Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten
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
ocn903634798
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781633880887
Lccn
2015023614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903634798
Label
Woman with a blue pencil : a novel, Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten
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
ocn903634798
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781633880887
Lccn
2015023614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903634798

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