The Resource The golden house : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

The golden house : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

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The golden house : a novel
Title
The golden house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
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Language
eng
Summary
A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture--a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens," a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king--a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie's triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention--a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.Advance praise for The Golden House"Ambitious and rewarding . . . a distinctively rich epic of the immigrant experience in modern America, where no amount of money or self-abnegation can truly free a family from the sins of the past."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A ravishingly well-told, deeply knowledgeable, magnificently insightful, and righteously outraged epic which pos­es timeless questions about the human condition. . . . As Rushdie's blazing tale surges toward its crescendo, life, as it always has, rises stubbornly from the ashes, as does love."--Booklist (starred review)
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TEFOD
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Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823/.914
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not applicable
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LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
G65 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Vikas Adam
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Adam, Vikas
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  • Billionaires
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Satire
  • FICTION / Political
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
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adult
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The golden house : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 45 min., 16 sec.))
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online
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9780525524717
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computer
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digital.
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858e969e-b612-471c-92ee-844003ffa67b
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sound
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digital recording
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(OCoLC)1003133348
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Label
The golden house : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 45 min., 16 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525524717
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
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858e969e-b612-471c-92ee-844003ffa67b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1003133348
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not applicable
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