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The only words that are worth remembering : a novel, Jeffrey Rotter

Label
The only words that are worth remembering : a novel
Title
The only words that are worth remembering
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Rotter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A darkly comic, wildly original novel of a family in flight from the law, set in a near-future American dystopia, a tender-hearted A Clockwork Orange. In an America of the semi-distant future, human knowledge has reverted to a pre-Copernican state. Science and religion are diminished to fairy tales, and Earth once again occupies the lonely center of the universe, the stars and planets mere etchings on the glass globe that encases it. But when an ancient bunker containing a perfectly preserved space vehicle is discovered beneath the ruins of Cape Canaveral, it has the power to turn this retrograde world inside out. Enter the miscreant Van Zandt clan, whose run-ins with the law leave them with a no-win choice: test-pilot the spacecraft together as a family, or be sent separately to prison for life. Their decision leads to some freakish slapstick, one nasty bonfire, and a dissolute trek across the ass-end of an all-too-familiar America. As told to his daughter by Rowan, the Van Zandt son who flees the ashes of his family in search of a new one, the story is a darkly comic road trip that pits the simple hell of solitude against the messy consolations of togetherness. Uniquely tying the dark-comic futures of Kurt Vonnegut to the absurdist, slow-cooked wit of Charles Portis, The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering is an indelible vision of a future in which we might one day live. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Rotter, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O8693
LC item number
O55 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black humor
  • Voyages and travels
  • Families
  • Criminals
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
Label
The only words that are worth remembering : a novel, Jeffrey Rotter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky264556450
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781627791526
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
am 01/18
Label
The only words that are worth remembering : a novel, Jeffrey Rotter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky264556450
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781627791526
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
am 01/18

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