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The Resource The new life of Hugo Gardner : a novel, Louis Begley

The new life of Hugo Gardner : a novel, Louis Begley

Label
The new life of Hugo Gardner : a novel
Title
The new life of Hugo Gardner
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louis Begley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After four decades of what he believes to be a happy, healthy partnership, Hugo Gardner's world is overturned when he learns that his wife, Valerie, is not only requesting a divorce but has left him for a younger, more vital man. Hugo, an octogenarian political writer and retired journalist for Time, must rethink the way he's lived, and reassess how he'd like to spend his remaining years. Reconsidering past relationships in his mind, with years of distance, Hugo begins to see things in a new light: Valerie, whose youth and ambition eventually came between them; his children, whose support might be more financially than emotionally motivated; and his friends, who, like him are rapidly aging before his very eyes. With an ominous oncologist's report hanging over his head, Hugo decides to get away for a bit, to a conference in Paris. There, a new romance blooms and Hugo finds himself wondering if growing old in Paris might be the perfect antidote to the drama he left behind in New York. Unflinching, witty, and urbane as ever, Louis Begley delivers a spot-on satire of the world of New York's aging elite, and uncovers the unexpected delights a late-in-life change can offer."--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10850112
Cataloging source
DLC
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Begley, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E373
LC item number
N49 2020
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older men
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Divorced men
  • Life change events
  • Americans
  • Satire
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The new life of Hugo Gardner : a novel, Louis Begley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780385545624
Lccn
2019019594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099541586
  • (OCoLC)1099541586
Label
The new life of Hugo Gardner : a novel, Louis Begley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780385545624
Lccn
2019019594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099541586
  • (OCoLC)1099541586

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