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The Resource Ok, Mr. Field : a novel, Katharine Kilalea

Ok, Mr. Field : a novel, Katharine Kilalea

Label
Ok, Mr. Field : a novel
Title
Ok, Mr. Field
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Kilalea
Title variation
Okay, Mister Field
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A mesmerizing debut novel about a concert pianist who fears he is losing his mind Mr. Field wants a new life, a life cleansed of the old one's disappointments. A concert pianist on the London scene, his career is upended when the train he is travelling on crashes into the wall at the end of a tunnel. The accident splinters his left wrist, jeopardizing his musical ambitions. On a whim, he uses his compensation pay-out to buy a house he has seen only once in a newspaper photograph, a replica of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye on a stretch of coast outside Cape Town. Together with his wife, Mim, Mr. Field sets out in the hope that the house will make him happier, or at least less unhappy. But as time passes, the house-which Le Corbusier designed as "a machine for living"-begins to have a disturbing effect on Mr. Field. Its narrow windows educate him in the pleasures of frustrated desire. Its sequence of spaces, which seem to lead toward and away from their destinations at once, mirror his sense of being increasingly cut off from the world and from other people. When his wife inexplicably leaves him, Mr. Field can barely summon the will to search for her. Alone in the decaying house, he finds himself unglued from reality and possessed by a longing for a perverse kind of intimacy. OK, Mr. Field is a strange and beguiling novel that dwells in the silences between words, in the gaps in conversation, and in the unbridgeable distance between any two people. Through her restless intelligence and precise, musical prose, Katharine Kilalea confidently guides us into new fictional territory
  • "A novel about a concert pianist who fears he is losing his mind"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kilalea, Katharine
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.K46
LC item number
O39 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pianists
  • Dwellings
Label
Ok, Mr. Field : a novel, Katharine Kilalea
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007581192
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780525573647
Lccn
2018003397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007581192
Label
Ok, Mr. Field : a novel, Katharine Kilalea
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007581192
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780525573647
Lccn
2018003397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007581192

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