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The Resource After The Parade : A Novel, Lori Ostlund, (electronic resource)

After The Parade : A Novel, Lori Ostlund, (electronic resource)

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After The Parade : A Novel
Title
After The Parade
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Lori Ostlund
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Language
eng
Summary
A novel about a man who leaves his longtime partner in New Mexico for a new life in San Francisco, launching him on a tragicomic road trip and into the mysteries of his own Midwestern childhood. Sensitive, big-hearted, and achingly self-conscious, forty-year-old Aaron Englund long ago escaped the confines of his Midwestern hometown, but he still feels like an outcast. After twenty years under the Pygmalion-like direction of his older partner Walter, Aaron at last decides it is time to stop letting life happen to him and to take control of his own fate. But soon after establishing himself in San Francisco'where he alternates between a shoddy garage apartment and the absurdly ramshackle ESL school where he teaches'. Aaron sees that real freedom will not come until he has made peace with his memories of Morton, Minnesota: a cramped town whose four hundred souls form a constellation of Aaron's childhood heartbreaks and hopes. After Aaron's father died in the town parade, it was the larger-than-life misfits of his childhood' sardonic, wheel-chair bound dwarf named Clarence, a generous, obese baker named Bernice, a kindly aunt preoccupied with dreams of The Rapture' who helped Aaron find his place in a provincial world hostile to difference. But Aaron's sense of rejection runs deep: when Aaron was seventeen, Dolores Aaron's loving, selfish, and enigmatic mother vanished one night with the town pastor. Aaron hasn't heard from Dolores in more than twenty years, but when a shambolic PI named Bill offers a key to closure, Aaron must confront his own role in his troubled past and rethink his place in a world of unpredictable, life-changing forces
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MdPfRBL
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unknown
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dictionaries
Label
After The Parade : A Novel, Lori Ostlund, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781476790121
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00587586
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
After The Parade : A Novel, Lori Ostlund, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781476790121
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00587586
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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