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Barcode30053003582429
StatusOn Order
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoF DUCH
TitleThe reservoir / David Duchovny.
AuthorDuchovny, David, author.
CollectionOn Order Book
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
On OrderParis-Bourbon30053003582429F DUCH6/16/2022 On Order

Catalog Details

Personal Name Duchovny, David, author.
Title Statement The reservoir / David Duchovny.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2022]
Physical Description 128 pages ; 19 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "The Reservoir follows an unexceptional man in an exceptional time. We see our present-day pandemic world and New York City through the eyes of a former Wall Street veteran, Ridley, as he, in his enforced quarantined solitude, looks back upon his life. He examines his wins, his failures, the gnawing questions-his career, his divorce, his estranged daughter-and wonders what it all means and who he really is. Sitting and brooding night after night, gazing out his huge picture window high above the Central Park Reservoir, Ridley spots a flashing light in an apartment across the park as if a lonely quarantined person is signaling him in Morse code. His determination to find out who this mystery woman is, this fellow quarantine damsel in distress trapped in her own Fifth Avenue tower, leads him on an epic quest that will ultimately tempt him with either delusional madness or the fulfillment of his own mythic fate. Is he a dying man going mad or an everyman metamorphosing into a hero? Or both? We accompany Ridley as he leaves the safety of his apartment window to save the Fifth Avenue femme fatale and descends into a dangerous, increasingly surreal world of global conspiracies, madness, and sickness of this viral time; beyond that, into the enduring mysteries of love and fatherhood; and deeper still, into the bedrock mystery of life itself. As Ridley's actions grow more and more uncharacteristic, he realizes the key to all the mysteries of now, and even all of history, seem to lie deep beneath the freezing waters of the reservoir. The Reservoir is a twisted rom-com for our distanced time, when the merest touch could kill and conspiracy theories propagate like viruses-a contemporary union of Death in Venice, Rear Window, and The Plague"-- Provided by publisher.

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