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The Resource Want Not

Want Not

Label
Want Not
Title
Want Not
Creator
Subject
Summary
A New York Times Notable Book"A wonderful book, and there's no one I would not urge to read it . . . This is the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer who gets more fluid, more confident and seemingly more talented even within the book itself." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewA highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair—a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father's losing battle with Alzheimer's; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included.Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned."Shrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating . . . What Want Not does best, though, isn't plotting but portraits of humanity: the small epiphanies and private hurts of every person whose life, like the detritus they produce, is as beautifully mundane and unique as a fingerprint." —Entertainment Weekly"An impassioned work of fiction." —Dallas Morning News
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Miles, Jonathan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Want Not
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f91159f8-299d-47da-b675-992b0bfb7fca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544114630
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Want Not
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f91159f8-299d-47da-b675-992b0bfb7fca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780544114630
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      150 West Willman Street, Hiawatha, IA, 52233, US
      42.037121 -91.672304
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