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The Resource Project X : a novel, Jim Shepard

Project X : a novel, Jim Shepard

Label
Project X : a novel
Title
Project X
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jim Shepard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Below the sign welcoming the new eighth-grade class to school is one that promises to leave no child unsuccessful and a handout that offers eight ways of being smart. For Edwin Hanratty, at times as hilarious as he is miserable, this is part of what makes junior high pretty much a relentless nightmare. And so, with Flake, his only friend, he contends with clique upon clique-the jocks who pummel them, the girls who ignore or taunt them-as well as the dogged and disconcerting attentions of a sixth-grader who's even more ferociously disaffected than they are. And while Edwin's parents work hard to understand him, they face without fully realizing it demoralization so systemic that he and Flake have no recourse other than their own bitter and smart remarks, until they gradually begin flirting with the most horrible revenge of all. This lethal impulse, which has touched communities across America, has never been given such shocking credibility as it has in Project X, which suggests that these boys' central predicament is not their hatred of the world but their agonized and enduring love of it. Never before has Jim Shepard's compassionate virtuosity been on such conspicuous, unsettling, and haunting display
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepard, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H39384
LC item number
P76 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eighth grade (Education)
  • Male friendship
  • School violence
  • Suburban life
  • Teenage boys
  • Revenge
  • Psychological fiction
  • Eighth grade (Education)
  • Male friendship
  • Psychological fiction
  • Revenge
  • School violence
  • Suburban life
  • Teenage boys
  • School violence
  • Teenage boys
Label
Project X : a novel, Jim Shepard
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
ocm52268798
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781400040711
Lccn
2003047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Project X : a novel, Jim Shepard
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
ocm52268798
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781400040711
Lccn
2003047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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