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The Resource Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Label
Aloft
Title
Aloft
Statement of responsibility
Chang-rae Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fifty-nine-year-old Long Island widower whose small plane gives him an effective diversion from real life is forced to face his relationship failings when his father disappears from his nursing home, his son nearly bankrupts the family business, and his pregnant daughter is diagnosed with cancer and refuses treatment
Summary
The story follows the life of a suburban, white, middle-class man during a time of family crisis. Jerry's favorite diversion is to take his small plane and fly solo over Long Island. When his daughter and her fiance arrive from Oregon to announce their marriage plans--Theresa's dangerous pregnancy, he thinks back over his life and begins to face his disengagement with it and with his relationships with others: with his deceased wife, the circumstances of whose death has never fully addmitted to; with his former girlfriend, whom he still longs for, with his pregnant daughter, who refuses to address the cancer that is killing her, with his son, who is losing the family business; and with his father, who is in a nursing home
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121687
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Booklist starred
  • Pub Weekly
  • Kirkus Starred
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
LC call number
PS3562.E3347
LC item number
A79 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Aloft, Chang-rae Lee
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
14326207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781573222631
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003058630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)6DF74BAAC3474A798DA3F34F79BE3BF2
  • (IMchF)fol09016029
Label
Aloft, Chang-rae Lee
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
14326207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781573222631
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003058630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)6DF74BAAC3474A798DA3F34F79BE3BF2
  • (IMchF)fol09016029

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