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The story of forgetting : a novel, Stefan Merrill Block

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The story of forgetting : a novel
Title
The story of forgetting
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Merrill Block
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abel Haggard is an elderly hunchback who haunts the remnants of his family's farm in the encroaching shadow ofthe Dallas suburbs, adrift in recollections of those he loved and lost long ago. As a young man he believed himself to be "the one person too many"; now he is all that remains. Hundreds of miles to the south, in Austin, Seth Waller is a teenage "Master of Nothingness" - a prime specimen of that gangly, pimple-rashed, too-smart breed of adolescent that vanishes in a puff of sarcasm at the slightest threat of human contact. When his mother is diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's, Seth sets out on a quest to find her lost relatives and to conduct an "empirical investigation" that will uncover the truth of her genetic history. Though neither knows of the other's existence, Abel and Seth are linked by a dual legacy: the disease that destroys the memories of those they love, and the story of Isidora - an edenic fantasy world free from the sorrows of remembrance, a land without memory where nothing is ever possessed, so nothing can be lost." "Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.L643
LC item number
S76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
The story of forgetting : a novel, Stefan Merrill Block
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The story of forgetting : a novel, Stefan Merrill Block
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
11304559
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781400066797
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) WAI126370
  • (BNAtoc) 2007012062
  • (DLC) 2007012062
  • (OCoLC)86117846
  • (Nz)11304559

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