The Resource All the dirty parts : a novel, Daniel Handler

All the dirty parts : a novel, Daniel Handler

Label
All the dirty parts : a novel
Title
All the dirty parts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Handler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of sex. "Let me put it this way," he says. "Draw a number line, with zero is you never think about sex and ten is, it's all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex." Cole fantasizes about whomever he's looking at. He consumes and shares pornography. And he sleeps with a lot of girls, which is beginning to earn him a not-quite-savory reputation around school. This leaves him adrift with only his best friend for company, and then something startling starts to happen between them that might be what he's been after all this time and then he meets Grisaille. All The Dirty Parts is an unblinking take on teenage desire in a culture of unrelenting explicitness and shunted communication, where sex feels like love, but no one knows what love feels like. With short chapters in the style of Jenny Offill or Mary Robison, Daniel Handler gives us a tender, brutal, funny, intoxicating portrait of an age when the lens of sex tilts the world
Summary
A sexually obsessed teen develops an unsavory reputation that renders him an outcast before he rethinks his relationship with his best friend and finds his perspectives changing upon meeting an engaging newcomer
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572963
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handler, Daniel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • High school students
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Coming of age
  • High school athletes
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
All the dirty parts : a novel, Daniel Handler
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.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781632868046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
All the dirty parts : a novel, Daniel Handler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781632868046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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