The Resource My new American life: : a novel, Francine Prose, (electronic resource)

My new American life: : a novel, Francine Prose, (electronic resource)

Label
My new American life: : a novel
Title
My new American life:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Lula, a twenty-six-year-old Albanian woman living surreptitiously in New York City on an expiring tourist visa, hopes to make a better life for herself in America. When she lands a job as caretaker to Zeke, a rebellious high school senior in suburban New Jersey, it seems that the security, comfort, and happiness of the American dream may finally be within reach. Her new boss, Mister Stanley, an idealistic college professor turned Wall Street executive, assumes that Lula is a destitute refugee of the Balkan wars. He enlists his childhood friend Don Settebello, a hotshot lawyer who prides himself on defending political underdogs, to straighten out Lula's legal situation. In true American fashion, everyone gets what he wants and feels good about it. But things take a more sinister turn when Lula's Albanian "brothers" show up in a brand-new black Lexus SUV. Hoodie, Leather Jacket, and the Cute One remind her that all Albanians are family, but what they ask of her is no small favor. Lula's new American life suddenly becomes more complicated as she struggles to find her footing as a stranger in a strange new land. Is it possible that her new American life is not so different from her old Albanian one? Set in the aftermath of 9/11, My New American Life offers a vivid, darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in history, when a nation's dreams and ideals gave way to a culture of cynicism, lies, and fear. Beneath its high comic surface, the novel is a more serious consideration of immigration, of what it was like to live through the Bush-Cheney years, and of what it means to be an American
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Prose, Francine
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Ellen Archer
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  • Archer, Ellen
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  • Albanians
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
My new American life: : a novel, Francine Prose, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Control code
MWT11587542
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 29 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780062072863
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587542
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11587542
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
My new American life: : a novel, Francine Prose, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587542
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 29 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062072863
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587542
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11587542
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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