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The Resource White elephant : a novel, Julie Langsdorf

White elephant : a novel, Julie Langsdorf

Label
White elephant : a novel
Title
White elephant
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julie Langsdorf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars over the neighborhood, dwarfing the houses that surround it. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers' precious red maple--in an effort to make his unsightly property more appealing to buyers--their once serene town becomes a battleground. While tensions between Ted and Nick escalate, other dysfunctions abound: Allison finds herself compulsively drawn to the man who is threatening to upend her quietly organized life. A lawyer with a pot habit and a serious midlife crisis skirts his responsibilities. And in a quest for popularity, a teenage girl gets caught up in a not-so-harmless prank. Newcomers and longtime residents alike begin to clash in conflicting pursuits of the American Dream, with trees mysteriously uprooted, fires set, fingers pointed, and lines drawn. White Elephant is an uproarious, tangled-web tale of neighbor hating neighbor (and neighbor falling head over heels for neighbor). Soon, peaceful Willard Park becomes a tinderbox with nowhere to go but up in flames
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langsdorf, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A5847
LC item number
W48 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suburban life
  • Humorous stories
Label
White elephant : a novel, Julie Langsdorf
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037884019
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780062857750
Lccn
2018022061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037884019
Label
White elephant : a novel, Julie Langsdorf
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037884019
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780062857750
Lccn
2018022061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037884019

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