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The Resource No. 4 Imperial Lane : a novel, Jonathan Weisman., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

No. 4 Imperial Lane : a novel, Jonathan Weisman., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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No. 4 Imperial Lane : a novel
Title
No. 4 Imperial Lane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Weisman.
Title variation
Number four Imperial Lane
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • With sharp, clear prose, reminiscent of Alan Hollinghurst and with the aura of Nick Hornby, in NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman presents an incredible coming-of-age story that stretches across nations and decades, reminding us what it really means to come home. Welcome to Brighton in 1988 and the University of Sussex, where kids sport Mohawks and light up to the otherworldly sounds of the Cocteau Twins, as conversation drifts from structuralism to Thatcher to the bloody Labour Students. Meet David Heller, an American studying abroad who's left the States to escape his own family still mourning the death of a daughter ten years later. To extend his stay, David has taken a job nursing Hans Bromwell. The son of a former MP, and playboy in his day, Hans was left paralyzed by a mysterious accident. When David moves into the Bromwell house, his life becomes quickly entwined with those of Hans, his alcoholic sister Elizabeth, and her beautiful fatherless daughter, as they navigate their new role as fallen aristocracy. As David befriends the Bromwells, the details behind the family's staggering fall from grace are exposed: How Elizabeth's love affair with a Portuguese physician carried the young English girl right into the bloody battlefields of colonial Africa, where an entire continent bellowed for independence, and a single event left a family broken forever
  • Taking a job in 1988 England to avoid his perpetually mourning family, University of Sussex student David Heller becomes the caregiver for paralyzed former playboy Hans Bromwell and learns about his employer's scandalous fall from grace
  • "From post-punk Brighton to revolutionary Angola, an incredible coming-of-age story that stretches across nations and decades, reminding us what it really means to come home. It's 1988 at the University of Sussex, where kids sport Mohawks and light up to the otherworldly sounds of the Cocteau Twins, as conversation drifts from structuralism to Thatcher to the bloody Labour Students. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, David Heller has taken a job as a live-in aide to current quadriplegic and former playboy, Hans Bromwell-in part to extend his stay studying abroad, but in truth, he's looking to escape his own family still paralyzed by the death of his younger sister ten years on. When David moves into the Bromwell house, his life becomes quickly entwined with those of Hans, his alcoholic sister, Elizabeth, and her beautiful fatherless daughter, as they navigate their new role as fallen aristocracy. As David befriends the Bromwells, the details behind the family's staggering fall from grace are slowly revealed: How Elizabeth's love affair with a Portuguese physician carried the young English girl right into the bloody battlefields of colonial Africa, where an entire continent bellowed for independence, and a single event left a family broken forever. A sweeping debut by a seasoned political reporter, written in prose as lush and evocative as it is deeply funny, NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE artfully shifts through time, from the high politics of embassy backrooms and the bloody events of a ground war to the budding romance found in pot-filled dorm rooms, and those unforgettable moments when childhood gives way to becoming an adult. Reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, here is a book about the intersection of damaged lives; a book that asks whether it is possible for an unexpected stranger to piece a family back together again. "--
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Weisman, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • 813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • College students
  • Americans
  • Family secrets
  • Americans
  • Family secrets
  • Angola
  • England
Label
No. 4 Imperial Lane : a novel, Jonathan Weisman., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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First edition.
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1 online resource (341 pages)
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online
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9781455536627
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(OCoLC)906816055
Label
No. 4 Imperial Lane : a novel, Jonathan Weisman., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (341 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9781455536627
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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0016536969
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)906816055

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