The Resource Upstate, James Wood

Upstate, James Wood

Label
Upstate
Title
Upstate
Statement of responsibility
James Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved to America to become a professor of philosophy, Alan Querry has never been to visit. He has been too busy at home in northern England, holding together his business as a successful property developer. His younger daughter, Helen--a music executive in London--hasn't gone, either, and the two sisters, close but competitive, have never quite recovered from their parents' bitter divorce and the early death of their mother. But when Vanessa's new boyfriend sends word that she has fallen into a severe depression and that he's worried for her safety, Alan and Helen fly to New York and take the train to Saratoga Springs. Over the course of six wintry days in upstate New York, the Querry family begins to struggle with the questions that animate this profound and searching novel: Why do some people find living so much harder than others? Is happiness a skill that might be learned or a cruel accident of birth? Is reflection conducive to happiness or an obstacle to it? If, as a favorite philosopher of Helen's puts it, "the only serious enterprise is living," how should we live? Rich in subtle human insight, full of poignant and often funny portraits, and vivid with a sense of place, James Wood's Upstate is a powerful, intense, beautiful novel.--Amazon.com
  • In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved to America to become a professor of philosophy, Alan Querry has never been to visit. When Vanessa's boyfriend sends word that she has fallen into a severe depression and he's worried for her safety, Alan and daughter Helen fly to New York and take the train to Saratoga Springs. Over the course of six wintry days in upstate New York, the family begins to struggle with questions: Why do some people find living so much harder than others? Is happiness a skill that might be learned or a cruel accident of birth? -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, James
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Self-realization
  • British
  • Depression, Mental
Label
Upstate, James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1004376246
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374279530
Lccn
2017038336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0021602471
  • (OCoLC)1004376246
Label
Upstate, James Wood
Publication
Copyright
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
on1004376246
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374279530
Lccn
2017038336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0021602471
  • (OCoLC)1004376246

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