The Resource The collected novels, Volume three, David Storey, (electronic resource)

The collected novels, Volume three, David Storey, (electronic resource)

Label
The collected novels, Volume three
Title
The collected novels
Title number
Volume three
Statement of responsibility
David Storey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The son of a coal miner who went on to play professionally in the rugby league, British author David Storey drew heavily on his own background for his debut novel, This Sporting Life, which won the 1960 Macmillan Fiction Award and was made into a film with Richard Harris. Collected here, Storey's characters range from a seventeen-year-old compulsive note writer to a seventy-year-old suicidal art historian and a middle-aged sports columnist, but they all share a common trait: a profound questioning of life's meaning. Thin-Ice Skater: An angst-ridden seventeen-year-old who shares intimate details of his life in the form of memos written to himself, Rick Audlin first goes to live with his much-older film producer half-brother, Gerry, whose second wife, Martha, a former movie star, has been committed to a mental institution. When Gerry has to go abroad, Rick moves in with his long-estranged other half-brother, James, a failed crime novelist, and is seduced by Clare, James's wife. But Rick begins to realize something else is going on-something that will eventually lead him to a shattering secret in his family. As It Happened: After a failed suicide attempt in front of a moving train, seventy-year-old art historian and professor emeritus Matthew Maddox attends art therapy classes, hoping to find meaning in his life. Although he feels isolated, Maddox does have his champions. Simone, his lover and partner, is returning from an analysts' conference in Vienna. There is also his former mentor, whose wartime past fascinates Maddox; his older sister, Sarah; and his younger brother, Paul-and Eric Taylor, once his most promising student, now a convicted murderer, in whom Maddox sees echoes of his own life. Present Times: Former playwright Frank Attercliffe cowrites a sports column about football and lives with his children in relative peace-until the night his wife, who left him three years ago for a car dealer, returns home and announces she wants to move back in. Just one catch-she wants Frank to move out
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1933-2017
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Storey, David
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • English fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The collected novels, Volume three, David Storey, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504055031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12188296
Publisher number
MWT12188296
Specific material designation
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The collected novels, Volume three, David Storey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504055031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12188296
Publisher number
MWT12188296
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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