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The Resource The use of fame : a novel, Cornelia Nixon

The use of fame : a novel, Cornelia Nixon

Label
The use of fame : a novel
Title
The use of fame
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Cornelia Nixon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cornelia Nixon brings to life a story that challenges the role of class in academia and America, that questions the limits of language and the boundaries of love. Abigail McCormick and Ray Stark are both poets, married nearly twenty-five years in what has always been a passionate relationship despite deep class differences. Ray is the son of West Virginia coal miners; contemptuous, riotous, too wrapped up in the hallowed halls of the Ivy League, sure that he'll soon receive a more distinguished position at Brown, where he teaches part-time. Abby grew up riding horses in San Francisco's posh Pacific Heights. Now, having recently abandoned poetry, she spends her energy on a new teaching position at UC Berkeley, on the opposite coast from her husband. Abby's decision to accept the position sets the stage for Ray's infidelity, especially as he struggles with a heart condition. Ray falls in love with Tory Grenier, a graduate student. He's tortured by his affair, but determined to stay married, and he fights privately to get over Tory for years-even after Abby discovers the relationship. While his health worsens, despairing Abby goes back to riding and writing poems. As she struggles privately, she becomes dependent on sleeping pills and alcohol, rambling through their apartment, forgetting the things Ray says to her at night. Alternating seamlessly between Ray and Abby's perspectives, The Use of Fame is a gripping exploration of how closeness and despair can warp a lover's perception"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nixon, Cornelia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.I94
LC item number
U84 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Married people
  • Teachers
Label
The use of fame : a novel, Cornelia Nixon
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
ocn965761596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781619029491
Lccn
2017005018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965761596
Label
The use of fame : a novel, Cornelia Nixon
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
ocn965761596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781619029491
Lccn
2017005018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965761596

Library Locations

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