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The Resource Ivory pearl, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Doug Headline ; afterword by Gary Indiana

Ivory pearl, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Doug Headline ; afterword by Gary Indiana

Label
Ivory pearl
Title
Ivory pearl
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Doug Headline ; afterword by Gary Indiana
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of afterword,
Author of introduction
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Out of the wreckage of World War II swaggers Ivory Pearl, so named (rhymes with girl) by some British soldiers who made her their mascot, a mere kid, orphaned, survivor of God knows what, but fluent in French, English, smoking, and drinking. In Berlin, Ivy meets Samuel Farakhan, a rich closeted intelligence officer. Farakhan proposes to adopt her and help her to become the photographer she wants to be; his relationship to her will provide a certain cover for him. And she is an asset. The deal is struck...1956: Ivy has seen every conflict the postwar world has on offer, from Vietnam to East Berlin, and has published her photographs in slick periodicals, but she is sick to death of death and bored with life and love. It's time for a break. Ivy heads to Cuba, the Sierra Maestra. History, however, doesn't take vacations"--
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DLC
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1942-1995
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Manchette, Jean-Patrick
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2673.A452
LC item number
P7513 2018
Literary form
fiction
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  • Nicholson-Smith, Donald
  • Headline, Doug
  • Indiana, Gary
Series statement
NYRB Classics
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  • Orphans
  • Intelligence officers
  • Women photographers
  • Insurgency
  • Cuba
Label
Ivory pearl, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Doug Headline ; afterword by Gary Indiana
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1996 in French as La princesse du sang by Éditions Payot & Rivages"--Copyright page
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
2017053685
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781681372105
Lccn
2017053685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ivory pearl, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Doug Headline ; afterword by Gary Indiana
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1996 in French as La princesse du sang by Éditions Payot & Rivages"--Copyright page
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
2017053685
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781681372105
Lccn
2017053685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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