The Resource The fourth hand

The fourth hand

Label
The fourth hand
Title
The fourth hand
Statement of responsibility
by John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a New York journalist suffers a horrible accident - his left hand eaten by a lion while reporting on a story from India - witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him, in this satiric farce that looks at the power of second chances and the will to change
Summary
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. A well-known Boston hand surgeon wants to perform the first hand transplant on the reporter, but the problem is there is no hand available. A married woman from Wisconsin wants to give the reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
064602
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television journalists
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc
  • Hand
  • Transplant surgeons
  • Football fans
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
Target audience
adult
Label
The fourth hand
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed. /
  • Large Print.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780375431210
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) 821949
Label
The fourth hand
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed. /
  • Large Print.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780375431210
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) 821949

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