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Lake life, David James Poissant

Label
Lake life
Title
Lake life
Statement of responsibility
David James Poissant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Starling family is scattered across the country. Parents Richard and Lisa live in Ithaca, New York, and work at Cornell University. Their son Michael, a shoe salesman, resides with his elementary school teacher wife, Diane, in Dallas. His brother, Thad, an aspiring poet, makes his home in New York City with his famous painter boyfriend, Jake. But for years they've reunited for vacation each summer at their North Carolina lake house. Now that's about to end, as Richard and Lisa have decided to retire, move to Florida, and sell the lake house. Before they do, the group will spend one final weekend at the lake. However, what's supposed to be a joyous farewell takes a nightmarish turn when they witness a neighbor boy drown. The stress of this tragedy unlooses a series of dramatic revelations among the Starlings: Michael's alcoholism, Thad's and Jake's open relationship, Richard's infidelity, Diane's pregnancy, Lisa's loss of a daughter before the birth of her two sons. As the weekend unfolds, the family's strength is tested, and each member is forced to reckon with who they are and what they want out of life. Set in contemporary America, Lake Life is a sprawling domestic novel in the mold of John Updike's Rabbit series, Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections and Elizabeth Stroud's Olive Kitteridge"--
Storyline
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Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10901811
Cataloging source
DLC
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Poissant, David James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.O5467
LC item number
L35 2020
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family vacations
  • Family secrets
  • Vacation homes
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
Lake life, David James Poissant
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781476729992
Lccn
2019043350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1121433755
  • (OCoLC)1121433755
Label
Lake life, David James Poissant
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781476729992
Lccn
2019043350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1121433755
  • (OCoLC)1121433755

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