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Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish [electronic resource] : A Novel. David Rakoff.

Rakoff, David. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385535229 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty, and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the twentieth centuryThrough his books and his radio essays for NPR's This American Life, David Rakoff has built a deserved reputation as one of the finest and funniest essayists of our time. Written with humor, sympathy, and tenderness, this intricately woven novel proves him to be the master of an altogether different art form.LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE; CHERISH, PERISH leaps cities and decades as Rakoff sings the song of an America whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. The characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A daughter of Irish slaughterhouse workers in early-twentieth-century Chicago faces a desperate choice; a hobo offers an unexpected refuge on the rails during the Great Depression; a vivacious aunt provides her clever nephew a path out of the crushed dream of postwar Southern...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8101 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Humor (Fiction).
Genre: Electronic books.

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