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The Resource In America : a novel, Susan Sontag

In America : a novel, Susan Sontag

Label
In America : a novel
Title
In America
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Sontag
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel-once again based on a real story-Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California-as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification-constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the migrs go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book-about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater-that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Poland's greatest living actress leads a utopian community to the wilds of 1876 California, where she will struggle to maintain love, hope, and idealism in the harsh reality of the American West
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
Awards note
National Book Award, Fiction, 2000.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056799
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.O6547
LC item number
I5 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
In America : a novel, Susan Sontag
Link
http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2000.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1268159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780374175405
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99054641
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42863090
  • (OCoLC)42863090
Label
In America : a novel, Susan Sontag
Link
http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2000.html
Publication
Control code
1268159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780374175405
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99054641
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42863090
  • (OCoLC)42863090

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