The Resource The invisibility cloak, Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse, (electronic resource)

The invisibility cloak, Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse, (electronic resource)

Label
The invisibility cloak
Title
The invisibility cloak
Statement of responsibility
Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing--where everyone is doing their best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods--and he's a loser. Well into his forties, he's divorced (and still doting on his ex), childless, and living with his sister (her husband wants him out) in an apartment at the edge of town with a crack in the wall the wind from the north blows through while he gets by, just, by making customized old-fashioned amplifiers for the occasional rich audio-obsessive. He has contempt for his clients and contempt for himself. The only things he really likes are Beethoven and vintage speakers. Then an old friend tips him off about a special job--a little risky but just don't ask too many questions--and can it really be that this hopeless loser wins? This provocative and seriously funny exercise in the social fantastic by the brilliantly original Ge Fei, one of China's finest living writers, is among the most original works of fiction to come out of China in recent years. It is sure to appeal to readers of Haruki Murakami and other fabulists of contemporary irreality"--
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DLC
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1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ge, Fei
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2872.F364
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morse, Canaan
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorced men
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Crime
  • China
Label
The invisibility cloak, Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681370217
Lccn
2016024403
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8827e34f-c5a4-4c5c-aa75-47f3a917e37d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950724983
Label
The invisibility cloak, Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681370217
Lccn
2016024403
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8827e34f-c5a4-4c5c-aa75-47f3a917e37d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950724983

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