The Resource Small holdings, Nicola Barker, (electronic resource)

Small holdings, Nicola Barker, (electronic resource)

Label
Small holdings
Title
Small holdings
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Barker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sharp, poignant, and frequently surreal, Small Holdings is a comedy of errors from everyday life by prize-winning author Nicola Barker “I tried to work out which was worse; feeling different but fitting in or being different but feeling in your heart like you should fit but not quite fitting. Which was worse? Stupid question.” An attractive park outside London plays host to Phil, a chronically shy gardener who feels truly at home only with his plants. Perhaps his closest human ally is his gentle colleague Ray, a man with all the sense and verve of a Savoy cabbage. Phil is also pining for an unattainable woman, but until her obsession with trucks abates, he knows he has little chance at true love. Soon, however, another problem breaks into Phil’s melancholy but orderly existence: He and Ray are being tormented by their unpredictable supervisor and a malevolent one-legged man. Phil strives nobly to keep his balance despite being systematically mystified, brutalized, drugged, derided, and seduced. But when he loses his eyebrows, he decides to fight back. Small Holdings is a novel about stupid questions. It is also a moving, funny, and provocative portrait of our time
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker, Nicola
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A64876
LC item number
S63 2012eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardeners
  • FICTION / General
  • London (England)
Label
Small holdings, Nicola Barker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D8F0A5B8-E94E-40CB-B95A-661889288F67
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453288221
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825562464
Label
Small holdings, Nicola Barker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D8F0A5B8-E94E-40CB-B95A-661889288F67
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453288221
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825562464

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