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The Resource A philosophy of ruin : a novel, Nicholas Mancusi

A philosophy of ruin : a novel, Nicholas Mancusi

Label
A philosophy of ruin : a novel
Title
A philosophy of ruin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Mancusi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar Boatwright, a disenchanted philosophy professor, receives terrible news. His mother, on her way home from Hawaii with Oscar's father, has died midflight, her body cooling for hours until the plane can land. Deeply grieving, Oscar feels his life slipping out of his control. A seemingly innocuous one-night stand with a woman named Dawn becomes volatile when, on the first day of classes, he realizes she is his student, and later learns that she is a fledgling campus drug lord. To make matters worse, his family is in debt, having lost their modest savings to a self-help guru who had indoctrinated Oscar's mother by preying on her depression. Desperate to help his family, Oscar breaks with his academic personality--he agrees to help Dawn with a drug run
Cataloging source
HQD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mancusi, Nicholas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Mothers
  • Life change events
  • Grief
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Drug traffic
  • Debt
Label
A philosophy of ruin : a novel, Nicholas Mancusi
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781335930668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1103227692
  • (OCoLC)1103227692
Label
A philosophy of ruin : a novel, Nicholas Mancusi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781335930668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1103227692
  • (OCoLC)1103227692

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