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The Resource Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico

Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico

Label
Class : a novel
Title
Class
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Pacifico
Creator
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The breakout novel by Francesco Pacifico, one of Italy's most acclaimed writers, hailed by Dana Spiotta as "brilliantly funny and weirdly subversive" Ludovica and Lorenzo live in Rome. She works in her family's bookstore, and he's a filmmaker--or, rather, a "filmmaker": so far, all he's produced is one pretentious short film that even his friends don't take seriously. But somehow, he gets a scholarship to Columbia University, and the couple decide to head to New York--specifically, to Williamsburg: the promised land. They soon fall in with a group of Italian expats--all of them with artistic ambitions and the family money to support those ambitions indefinitely. There's Nicolino, the playboy; Marcello, the aspiring rapper; Sergio, the literary scout; and a handful of others. These languidly ambitious men and women will come together and fall apart, but can they escape their fates? Can anyone? In Class, Francesco Pacifico gives a grand, subversive, formally ambitious social novel that bridges Italy and America, high and low, money and art. A novel that channels Virginia Woolf and Kanye West, Henry Miller and Lil' Wayne, Class is an unforgettable, mordantly funny account of Italians chasing the American dream"--
Is translation of
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pacifico, Francesco
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian edition (2014) by the author
LC call number
PQ4916.A337
LC item number
C5313 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italians
  • Children of the rich
  • American Dream
  • Social classes
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rome (Italy)
Label
Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally written in Italian, this book was rewritten in English, partially rearranged, and heavily edited by the author and his editor, Mark Krotov."--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134533877
  • 31223134533869
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781612195933
Lccn
2017012760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281334
System control number
(OCoLC)956957420
Label
Class : a novel, Francesco Pacifico
Publication
Note
"Originally written in Italian, this book was rewritten in English, partially rearranged, and heavily edited by the author and his editor, Mark Krotov."--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134533877
  • 31223134533869
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781612195933
Lccn
2017012760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281334
System control number
(OCoLC)956957420

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