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The Resource The development : nine stories, John Barth

The development : nine stories, John Barth

Label
The development : nine stories
Title
The development
Title remainder
nine stories
Statement of responsibility
John Barth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: From one of our most celebrated masters, a touching, comic, deeply humane collection of linked stories about surprising developments in a gated community. "I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom." Something has disturbed the comfortably retired denizens of a pristine Florida-style gated community in Chesapeake Bay country. In the dawn of the new millennium and the evening of their lives, these empty nesters discover that their tidy enclave can be as colorful, shocking, and surreal as any of John Barth's fictional locales. From the high jinks of a toga party to marital infidelities, a baffling suicide pact, and the sudden, apocalyptic destruction of the short-lived development, Barth brings mordant humor and compassion to the lives of characters we all know well. From "one of the most prodigally gifted comic novelists writing in English today" (Newsweek), The Development is John Barth at his most accessible and sympathetic best
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barth, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A75
LC item number
D48 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
The development : nine stories, John Barth
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Peeping Tom -- Toga party -- Teardown -- The bard award -- Progressive dinner -- Us/them -- Assisted living -- The end -- Rebeginning
Control code
ocn213358268
Isbn
9780547394503
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008011092
Label
The development : nine stories, John Barth
Publication
Contents
Peeping Tom -- Toga party -- Teardown -- The bard award -- Progressive dinner -- Us/them -- Assisted living -- The end -- Rebeginning
Control code
ocn213358268
Isbn
9780547394503
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008011092

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