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The Resource Erasure : a novel, Percival Everett

Erasure : a novel, Percival Everett

Label
Erasure : a novel
Title
Erasure
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Percival Everett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thelonious (Monk) Ellison has never allowed race to define his identity. But as both a writer and an African American, he is offended and angered by the success of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, the exploitative debut novel of a young, middle-class black woman who once visited "some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days." Hailed as an authentic representation of the African American experience, the book is a national bestseller and its author feted on the Kenya Dunston television show. The book's success rankles all the more as Monk's own most recent novel has just notched its seventh rejection." "Even as his career as a writer appears to have stalled, Monk finds himself coping with changes in his personal life. In need of distraction from old memories, new responsibilities, and his professional stagnation, Monk composes, in a heat of inspiration and energy, a fierce parody of the sort of exploitative, ghetto wanna-be lit represented by We's Lives in Da Ghetto." "But when his agent sends this literary indictment (included here in its entirety) out to publishers, it is greeted as an authentic new voice of black America. Monk - or his pseudonymous alter ego, Stagg R. Leigh - is offered money, fame, success beyond anything he has known. And as demand begins to build for meetings with and appearances by Leigh, Monk is faced with a whole new set of problems."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everett, Percival
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.V34
LC item number
E73 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • African American men
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Novelists
Label
Erasure : a novel, Percival Everett
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
46936048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781584651604
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Erasure : a novel, Percival Everett
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
46936048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781584651604
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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