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The Resource Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Label
Aloft
Title
Aloft
Statement of responsibility
Chang-rae Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Being a solo flyer made sense to Jerry Battle right from the start. For his 56th birthday, his longtime (and recently ex-) girlfriend Rita Reyes had given him a gift certificate for a flying lesson. Once Jerry was up there he thought, 'here was the little space I was looking for, my private box seat in the world and completely outside of it too.' From a half-mile over the earth, everything looked perfect to Jerry. But everything isn't perfect and for such a nice guy, Jerry could wreak an amazing amount of havoc Life is about to deal Jerry Battle his toughest hand yet. With his ailing father yearning to flee his 'Ivy Acres Life Care Centre' and his son teetering on bankruptcy, and, for once, no woman in his life to rely on, Jerry's daughter is about to bestow on him a father's worst nightmare. But maybe Jerry Battle needs to finally work out what it is that separates him from his loved ones and be tugged back to earth to engage with one of the most compelling and unforgettable of family dramas. With "Aloft", Chang-rae Lee proves himself a master storyteller, rivalling Updike, Roth and Ford, able to observe his characters' weaknesses and, at the same time, celebrate their humanity. "Aloft" is an unforgettable portrait, filled with vitality and urgency, of a man who has secured his life's dreams but who must now figure out its meaning
Summary
A visit from his daughter and her fiancé from Oregon prompts Jerry Battle to reassess his life, his family relationships, his professional success, and his disengagement from those around him, as he reflects on his professional success and his love of flying solo, in a novel set in an upper-middle-class suburban Long Island community.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121687
Cataloging source
CBF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Chang-rae
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E3347
LC item number
A79 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air pilots
  • Middle-aged men
  • Middle class men
  • Parent and adult child
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Suburban life
  • Long Island (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Aloft, Chang-rae Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a readers guide ([367]-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781594480706
Lccn
2003058630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 63676196
  • (OCoLC)63676196
Label
Aloft, Chang-rae Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a readers guide ([367]-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781594480706
Lccn
2003058630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 63676196
  • (OCoLC)63676196

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