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The promise of elsewhere, by Brad Leithauser

Label
The promise of elsewhere
Title
The promise of elsewhere
Statement of responsibility
by Brad Leithauser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Louie Hake is forty-three and teaches architectural history at a third-rate college in Michigan. His second marriage is collapsing, and he's facing a potentially disastrous medical diagnosis. In an attempt to fend off what has become a soul-crushing existential crisis, he decides to treat himself to a tour of the world's most breathtaking architectural sites. Perhaps not surprisingly, Louie gets waylaid on his very first stop in Rome--ludicrously, spectacularly so--and fails to reach most of his other destinations. He embarks on a doomed romance with a jilted bride celebrating her ruined marriage plans alone in London. And in the Arctic he finds that turf houses and aluminum sheds don't amount to much of an architectural tradition. But it turns out that there's another sort of architecture there: icebergs the size of cathedrals, bobbing beside a strange and wondrous landscape. It soon becomes clear that Louie's grand journey is less about where his wanderings have taken him and more about where his past encounters with romance have not. Whether pursuing his first wife, or his estranged current wife, or the older woman he kissed just once a quarter-century ago, Louie reveals himself to be endearing, deeply touching, wonderfully ridiculous . . . and destined to find love in all the wrong places"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leithauser, Brad
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E4623
LC item number
P76 2019b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • College teachers
  • Midlife crisis
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise of elsewhere, by Brad Leithauser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867782
Lccn
2019027354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1107069457
  • (OCoLC)1107069457
Label
The promise of elsewhere, by Brad Leithauser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867782
Lccn
2019027354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1107069457
  • (OCoLC)1107069457

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