The Resource The half brother : a novel, Lars Saabye Christensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven

The half brother : a novel, Lars Saabye Christensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven

Label
The half brother : a novel
Title
The half brother
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lars Saabye Christensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven
Title variation
Half-brother
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
At the end of World War II, twenty-year-old Vera is brutally raped by an unknown assailant. From that rape is born a boy named Fred, a misfit who later becomes a talented boxer. Vera's young son, Barnum, forms a special but bizarre relationship with his half brother, fraught with rivalry and dependence as well as love. "I should have been your father," Fred tells Barnum, "instead of the fool who says he is." It is Barnum, who is now a screenwriter with a fondness for lies and alcohol, who narrates his family's saga. As he shares his family's history, he chronicles generations of independent women and absent and flawed men whom he calls the Night Men. Among them is his father, Arnold, who bequeaths to Barnum his circus name, his excessively small stature, and a con man's belief in the power of illusion. Filled with a galaxy of finely etched characters, this prize-winning novel is a tour de force and a literary masterpiece richly deserving of the accolades it has received
Member of
Summary
Traces four generations of a family marked by the untimely birth of Fred, a misfit and boxer conceived during a devastating rape who forges an unusual friendship with his younger half-brother, Barnum
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
125007
Cataloging source
VALIL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christensen, Lars Saabye
Dewey number
839.82/374
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8951.13.H47
LC item number
H3513 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Steven, Kenneth C.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Dysfunctional families
Target audience
adult
Label
The half brother : a novel, Lars Saabye Christensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1899264
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Translator's Note; Prologue; The Last Manuscript; The Festival; The Women; The Drying Loft; The Apartment; The Dove; The Ring; The Telegraph Exchange; The Button; Spring; The Clock; BlÃ¥sen; The Name; A Suitcase Of Applause; The Wind; The Laughter; Barnum; Baptism; The Name of Silence; The Obituary; The Divine Comedy; Barnum's Ruler; The Mole; The North Pole; Dancing School; The Tree; The Parcel; Nude; The Labyrinth; The Coffin; The Accident; Discus and Death; Funeral; Punishment; Hunger; Fattening; The Electric Theater; The Nameplate
  • The Half DarkBarnum's Divine Comedy; Yet Another Empty Table; The Last Picture; Parasol in Snow; Row 14, Seats 18, 19 and 20; Suede; Dregs; The Viking; The Cormorant; Tempelhof; Epilogue
Control code
ocn867769193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611459821
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
56C3331D-E28E-4A57-A121-A8A72B60310E
System control number
(OCoLC)867769193
Label
The half brother : a novel, Lars Saabye Christensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1899264
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Translator's Note; Prologue; The Last Manuscript; The Festival; The Women; The Drying Loft; The Apartment; The Dove; The Ring; The Telegraph Exchange; The Button; Spring; The Clock; BlÃ¥sen; The Name; A Suitcase Of Applause; The Wind; The Laughter; Barnum; Baptism; The Name of Silence; The Obituary; The Divine Comedy; Barnum's Ruler; The Mole; The North Pole; Dancing School; The Tree; The Parcel; Nude; The Labyrinth; The Coffin; The Accident; Discus and Death; Funeral; Punishment; Hunger; Fattening; The Electric Theater; The Nameplate
  • The Half DarkBarnum's Divine Comedy; Yet Another Empty Table; The Last Picture; Parasol in Snow; Row 14, Seats 18, 19 and 20; Suede; Dregs; The Viking; The Cormorant; Tempelhof; Epilogue
Control code
ocn867769193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611459821
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
56C3331D-E28E-4A57-A121-A8A72B60310E
System control number
(OCoLC)867769193

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