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The Resource Still life Las Vegas : a novel, James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi

Still life Las Vegas : a novel, James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi

Label
Still life Las Vegas : a novel
Title
Still life Las Vegas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent high school graduate and aspiring artist Walter Stahl lives with his ailing father in the dregs of Las Vegas, their lives overshadowed by the disappearance of Walter's mother, who drove off when he was five and never returned. Although Walter has never so much as seen a photograph of his mother, it doesn't stop him from keeping an eye out for her in the groups of tourists he caters to in his dead-end job along the Strip. Then Walter meets Chrysto and Acacia, a brother and sister working as living statues at the Venetian Hotel, and his world cracks open. Spending less time caring for his father, and more time riding on the backs of Vespas and drawing, Walter finds life has more to offer than he could have imagined. But as his feelings for Chrysto deepen, and as clues behind his mother's disappearance start to reveal themselves, Walter is forced to face the truth about himself and his family history. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful and heart-wrenching graphic illustrations, depicting how Walter's mother Emily, a Vietnamese-born accordion player, abandoned her family to chase a vision of Liberace across the country; and how Walter's father went searching for her amongst the gondolas of the Venetian Hotel. In Still Life Las Vegas, the magical collides with the mundane; memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real"--
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Sie, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3619.I365
  • PS3619.I365
Literary form
fiction
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Choi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization
  • Fathers and sons
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Family secrets
  • Bildungsromans
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
Label
Still life Las Vegas : a novel, James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi
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
Control code
sky274837941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250055668
Lccn
2015017289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Still life Las Vegas : a novel, James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi
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
Control code
sky274837941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250055668
Lccn
2015017289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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