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The Resource The hundred brothers : a novel, Donald Antrim

The hundred brothers : a novel, Donald Antrim

Label
The hundred brothers : a novel
Title
The hundred brothers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Donald Antrim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hundred Brothers, Donald Antrim's second novel, is a madcap allegory of family in all its hysteria and glory. Its premise is absurd - and uproariously funny: One hundred brothers, ranging in age from their mid-20s to the oldest, Hiram, who is 93, gather in the family's dilapidated library for an evening meal. The narrator, Doug, is an obsessive amateur genealogist preoccupied with tracing the family history to its origins - possibly and probably an insane monarch. The story takes place from dusk until dawn, from cocktails to postdinner impromptu football practice. Throughout the course of the evening, things get more and more chaotic as brothers are nearly fatally wounded in domestic mishaps, insults are hurled like water balloons, and the library itself falls further and further into disrepair. In the penultimate pages, most of the brothers are out for Doug, whose antics as the ancestral Corn King have instilled in them the desire for ritualistic sacrifice and a taste for blood. Antrim takes you on a ride through an evening where total insanity breaks out. Imagine the Marx Brothers - times twenty-five - performing a Harold Pinter play. The Hundred Brothers is a hilarious and heartbreaking metaphor for the trials, tribulations, joys, and jerkiness of families."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antrim, Donald
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N85
LC item number
H86 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Family reunions
Label
The hundred brothers : a novel, Donald Antrim
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
35110163
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780517703106
Lccn
96027309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The hundred brothers : a novel, Donald Antrim
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
35110163
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780517703106
Lccn
96027309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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