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The Resource Virgil Wander, Leif Enger

Virgil Wander, Leif Enger

Label
Virgil Wander
Title
Virgil Wander
Statement of responsibility
Leif Enger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart"--
  • When Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander's car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior he survives, but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals. Into this community returns a prodigal son, Adam Leer, who may hold the key to reviving their town. -- adapted from jacket
  • "An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Small town cinema owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his Pontiac flies off a bridge into the icy depths of Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening into his new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals... Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son, Adam Leer, who may hold the key to reviving their hard-luck town. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their depleted industrial surroundings. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures of kite-flying, movies, fishing, baseball, necking in parked cars and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked upper Midwest"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Enger, Leif
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.N4223
LC item number
V57 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Memory disorders
  • Middle West
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • City and town life
  • Memory disorders
  • Middle West
  • Middle West.
Target audience
adult
Label
Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
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
Control code
on1026726212
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802128782
Lccn
2018026619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1026726212
Label
Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
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
Control code
on1026726212
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802128782
Lccn
2018026619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1026726212

Library Locations

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