The Resource There must be some mistake : a novel, Frederick Barthelme, (electronic resource)

There must be some mistake : a novel, Frederick Barthelme, (electronic resource)

Label
There must be some mistake : a novel
Title
There must be some mistake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Barthelme
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fiftyish graphic designer forced into retirement discovers, via a parade of unlikely events, that it may still be a lovely day in the neighborhood, by "the master of the low-key epiphany." (The New Yorker) Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an off-beat affair. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to reflect upon his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense. Beneath the arresting repartee and the ever-present and often satisfying banality of our modern lives--from Google searches to real life mysteries on TV--lies Frederick Barthelme's affection for and curiosity about our human condition. THERE MUST BE SOME MISTAKE is warm and wry, beautifully written, and completely irresistible
Summary
"Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas, at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much-averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an offbeat affair that begins with his being locked in an Airstream trailer attached to the roof of her restaurant. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to ponder his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense."--Dust jacket
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358783
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barthelme, Frederick
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A763
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighbors
  • Kemah (Tex.)
Target audience
adult
Label
There must be some mistake : a novel, Frederick Barthelme, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2ABEE1C4-50EA-4C62-AEC6-7CB9794D42F1
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316365369
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00280964
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2ABEE1C4-50EA-4C62-AEC6-7CB9794D42F1
System control number
(OCoLC)883298755
Label
There must be some mistake : a novel, Frederick Barthelme, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2ABEE1C4-50EA-4C62-AEC6-7CB9794D42F1
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316365369
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00280964
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2ABEE1C4-50EA-4C62-AEC6-7CB9794D42F1
System control number
(OCoLC)883298755

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