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The Resource Worthy : a novel, Lisa Birnbaum

Worthy : a novel, Lisa Birnbaum

Label
Worthy : a novel
Title
Worthy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Birnbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Worthy is the story of Ludmila--or Worthy, as she comes to be known--a "former" con artist from Eastern Europe managing an eccentric, failing strip club in Tampa for her lover, Leo. Though there is much she won't reveal, she gradually unravels the story of her love affair twenty years earlier with Theodore, an erratic literature professor who embraces an ideology built around what he calls the Four Books: Mann's Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, Nabokov's Despair, Melville's The Confidence-Man, and Camus's The Fall. Seduced by the scofflaws in these novels, Theodore and Worthy transform themselves into confidence artists, a tempest of shared madness that carries them from New York to Mexico City to the South of France. Despite her sly humor calculated to charm, Worthy's picaresque narrative leaves the listener with deepening questions, from what happened to Theodore to the reasons she abandoned her son Mirek."--Amazon.com
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10491109
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Birnbaum, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Man-woman relationships
  • East Europeans
Label
Worthy : a novel, Lisa Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn919104599
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781938103483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015033329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919104599
Label
Worthy : a novel, Lisa Birnbaum
Publication
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
ocn919104599
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781938103483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015033329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919104599

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