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The Resource Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman

Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman

Label
Next life might be kinder
Title
Next life might be kinder
Statement of responsibility
Howard Norman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After my wife, Elizabeth Church, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, she did not leave me." Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief. In Howard Norman's spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth's murder are revealed in heart stopping increments. Sam's life afterward is complicated. For one thing, in a moment of desperate confusion, he sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, known for the stylized violence of his films, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat and mouse game between the two men. For another, Sam has begun "seeing" Elizabeth, not only seeing but holding conversations with her, almost every evening, and watching her line up books on a small beach. What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Howard A
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.N564
LC item number
N49 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854944588
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780547712123
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)854944588
Label
Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854944588
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780547712123
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)854944588

Library Locations

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