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The Resource Early work, Andrew Martin

Early work, Andrew Martin

Label
Early work
Title
Early work
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What a debut! Early Work is one of the wittiest, wisest (sometimes silliest, in the best sense), and bravest novels about wrestling with the early stages of life and love, of creative and destructive urges, I've read in a while. The angst of the young and reasonably comfortable isn't always pretty, but Andrew Martin possesses the prose magic to make it hilarious, illuminating, moving."--Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask and The Fun Parts For young writers of a certain temperament--if they haven't had such notions beaten out of them by MFA programs and the Internet--the delusion persists that great writing must be sought in what W.B. Yeats once called the "foul rag and bone shop of the heart." That's where Peter Cunningham has been looking for inspiration for his novel--that is, when he isn't teaching at the local women's prison, walking his dog, getting high, and wondering whether it's time to tie the knot with his college girlfriend, a medical student whose night shifts have become a standing rebuke to his own lack of direction. When Peter meets Leslie, a sexual adventurer taking a break from her fiancé, he gets a glimpse of what he wishes and imagines himself to be: a writer of talent and nerve. Her rag-and-bone shop may be as squalid as his own, but at least she knows her way around the shelves. Over the course of a Virginia summer, their charged, increasingly intimate friendship opens the door to difficult questions about love and literary ambition. With a keen irony reminiscent of Sam Lipsyte or Lorrie Moore, and a romantic streak as wide as Roberto Bolaño's, Andrew Martin's Early Work marks the debut of a writer as funny and attentive as any novelist of his generation. "Beautifully executed and very funny, Early Work is a sharp-eyed, sharp-voiced debut that I didn't want to put down." --Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things and The Little Book of Feminist Saints
  • Peter Cunningham has been looking for inspiration for his novel-- when he isn't teaching at the local women's prison, walking his dog, getting high, and wondering whether it's time to tie the knot with his college girlfriend, a medical student. When Peter meets Leslie, a sexual adventurer taking a break from her fiancé, he gets a glimpse of what he wishes and imagines himself to be: a writer of talent and nerve. Over the course of a Virginia summer, their charged, increasingly intimate friendship opens the door to difficult questions about love and literary ambition. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Andrew
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A77777
LC item number
E17 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Novelists
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Novelists
Label
Early work, Andrew Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1004927144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780374146122
Lccn
2017047947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028340731
  • 40028338832
System control number
(OCoLC)1004927144
Label
Early work, Andrew Martin
Publication
Copyright
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
on1004927144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780374146122
Lccn
2017047947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028340731
  • 40028338832
System control number
(OCoLC)1004927144

Library Locations

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      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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