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Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Title Blue ruin / Hari Kunzru.
Author Kunzru, Hari, 1969- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003773879F KUNZ5/10/2024 Available

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Personal Name Kunzru, Hari, 1969- author.
Title Statement Blue ruin / Hari Kunzru.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Ã2024
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
Physical Description 257 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
General Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, Etc. "Once, Jay was an artist. Shortly after graduating from his London art school, he was tipped for greatness, a promising career already taking shape before him. Now, undocumented in the United States, he lives out of his car and makes a living as an essential worker, delivering groceries in a wealthy area of upstate New York. The pandemic is still at its height - the greater public panicked in quarantine - and though he has returned to work, Jay hasn't recovered from the effects of a recent Covid case. Jay arrives at a house set in an enormous acreage of woodland only to find the last person he ever expected to see again: Alice, a former lover from his art school days. Their relationship was tumultuous and destructive, ultimately ending when she ghosted him and left for America with his best friend and fellow artist, Rob. In the twenty years since, their fortunes could not be more different: as Jay teeters on the edge of collapse, Alice and Rob have found prosperity in a life surrounded by beauty. Ashamed, Jay hopes she won't recognize him behind his dirty surgical mask; when she does, she invites him to recover on the property - where an erratic gallery owner and his girlfriend are isolating as well - setting a reckoning decades in the making into motion. Gripping and brilliantly orchestrated, Blue Ruin moves back and forth through time to deliver an extraordinary portrait of an artist as he reunites with his past and confronts the world he once loved and left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Artists Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft

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