The Resource Until I find you : a novel, John Irving

Until I find you : a novel, John Irving

Label
Until I find you : a novel
Title
Until I find you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead -- has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master. Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England. His real education consists of his relationships with older women -- from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda's, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. As Jack grows older -- and when his mother dies -- he starts to doubt the portrait of his father's character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors
  • Runaway husbands
  • Tattooing
  • Absentee fathers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mothers and sons
  • Actors and actresses
Label
Until I find you : a novel, John Irving
Link
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
Contents
I: The North Sea. In the care of churchgoers and old girls ; Saved by the littlest soldier ; Rescued by a Swedish accountant ; No luck in Norway ; Failure in Finland ; God's holy noise ; Also not on their itinerary -- II: The sea of girls. Safe among the girls ; Not old enough ; His audience of one ; His father inside him ; Not just another rose of Jericho ; Not your usual mail-order bride ; Mrs. Machado ; Friends for life -- III: Lucky. Frost heaves ; Michele Maher, and others ; Enter Claudia: Exit Mrs. McQuat ; Claudia, who would haunt him ; Two Canadians in the City of Angels ; Two candles, burning ; Money shots -- IV: Sleeping in the needles. Billy Rainbow ; The button trick ; Daughter Alice goes home ; A faithless boy ; The commandant's daughter; Her little brother ; The wrong tattoo ; The truth ; The deal -- V: Dr. García. Therapy ; Straining to see ; Signs of trouble ; Halifax ; Forgettable ; Claudia's ghost ; Edinburgh ; Zurich ; The musician
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 824 pages
Isbn
9780345479723
Lccn
2005042894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocm58431902
  • 691951
  • (OCoLC)58431902
Label
Until I find you : a novel, John Irving
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: The North Sea. In the care of churchgoers and old girls ; Saved by the littlest soldier ; Rescued by a Swedish accountant ; No luck in Norway ; Failure in Finland ; God's holy noise ; Also not on their itinerary -- II: The sea of girls. Safe among the girls ; Not old enough ; His audience of one ; His father inside him ; Not just another rose of Jericho ; Not your usual mail-order bride ; Mrs. Machado ; Friends for life -- III: Lucky. Frost heaves ; Michele Maher, and others ; Enter Claudia: Exit Mrs. McQuat ; Claudia, who would haunt him ; Two Canadians in the City of Angels ; Two candles, burning ; Money shots -- IV: Sleeping in the needles. Billy Rainbow ; The button trick ; Daughter Alice goes home ; A faithless boy ; The commandant's daughter; Her little brother ; The wrong tattoo ; The truth ; The deal -- V: Dr. García. Therapy ; Straining to see ; Signs of trouble ; Halifax ; Forgettable ; Claudia's ghost ; Edinburgh ; Zurich ; The musician
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 824 pages
Isbn
9780345479723
Lccn
2005042894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocm58431902
  • 691951
  • (OCoLC)58431902

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