The Resource Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving, (electronic resource)

Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving, (electronic resource)

Label
Avenue of Mysteries
Title
Avenue of Mysteries
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. In Avenue of Mysteries , Juan Diego?a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico?has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming?specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future?especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older?most of all, in what we remember and what we dream?we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past?in Mexico?collides with his future
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3559.R8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Memory
Label
Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451664188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
02d3fa25-2880-4039-9184-17d46e80fc1e
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926769416
Label
Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451664188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
02d3fa25-2880-4039-9184-17d46e80fc1e
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926769416

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