The Resource The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois

The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois

Label
The spectators : a novel
Title
The spectators
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer duBois
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A shocking crime creates a media firestorm for a controversial talk show host in this provocative novel a story of redemption, a nostalgic portrait of New York City, and a searing indictment of our culture of spectacle. Talk show host Matthew Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. However, the man behind The Mattie M. Show remains a mystery not only to his enormous audience, but to those who work alongside him every day. But when the high school students responsible for a mass shooting are found to be devoted fans, Mattie is thrust into the glare of public scrutiny, the wry, detached herald of a culture going downhill and going way too far. Soon, the secrets of Mattie's past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface. In her most daring and multidimensional novel yet, Jennifer duBois vividly portrays the gay community in New York City, spanning from the heyday of gay liberation in the 70's to the grips of the AIDS crisis in the 80s, alongside a backstage view of 90's television in an age of moral panic. DuBois explores an enigmatic man's downfall through the perspectives of two spectators Cel, Mattie's skeptical publicist, and Semi, the disillusioned lover from his past
Summary
A controversial talk-show host who has made his living by exposing bizarre societal secrets on live television finds his own past brought into question when the young perpetrators of a mass shooting declare themselves his devoted fans
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764037
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DuBois, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television talk shows
  • Mass shootings
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay liberation movement
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois
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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780812995886
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The spectators : a novel, Jennifer duBois
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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780812995886
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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