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The Resource The promise of elsewhere : a novel, by Brad Leithauser

The promise of elsewhere : a novel, by Brad Leithauser

Label
The promise of elsewhere : a novel
Title
The promise of elsewhere
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Brad Leithauser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this comic novel, our hero, Midwesterner Louie Hake, tries to prop up the failing prospects of happiness in his career and marriage by setting out abroad on what he calls his Journey of a Lifetime. Louie is 43, teaches architecture at a third-rate college in Michigan, and faced with a collapsing second marriage and a potentially disastrous medical diagnosis, he decides to undertake a high-minded tour of the world's most spectacular architecture sites: Italy, Turkey, India, Japan. But Louie gets waylaid--ludicrously, spectacularly so. After a stab at a new romance with a jilted bride alone on her honeymoon in London, he somehow winds up in the high Arctic, where the architectural tradition seems sad and laughable. (Turf houses? Corrugated aluminum sheds?) But it turns out there's another sort of architecture at play here--ice bergs the size of cathedrals--bobbing beside a strange and wondrous landscape. As it slowly grows clear, Louie's Grand Journey is a trip through his much-bungled romantic past. Whether pursuing by email his estranged present wife (co-habiting with a sexy playwright in the Virgin Islands), or his first wife (newly engaged to someone else), or an older woman he kissed once a quarter-century ago, Louie is both ridiculous and touching. A novel that is both funny and moving, a serious look into the Midwestern soul in crisis"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leithauser, Brad
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E4623
LC item number
P76 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • College teachers
  • Midlife crisis
  • Architecture
  • College teachers
  • Midlife crisis
Label
The promise of elsewhere : a novel, by Brad Leithauser
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
on1032290047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780525655039
Lccn
2018015741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032290047
Label
The promise of elsewhere : a novel, by Brad Leithauser
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
on1032290047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780525655039
Lccn
2018015741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032290047

Library Locations

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