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The Resource Martin and John, Dale Peck

Martin and John, Dale Peck

Label
Martin and John
Title
Martin and John
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peck
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this auspicious debut, Dale Peck weaves together two sets of stories to create a compelling portrait of an artist in our time. The first is told episodically by John, who flees an abusive father and becomes a hustler in New York City. It's 1982, and at the age of nineteen John falls in love with Martin, who soon becomes ill with AIDS. They leave New York for Kansas, where Martin dies two years later. In his struggle to regain his own health, John obsessively orders his existence. He beings to keep a journal and then to write stories. Interwoven with this narrative is a second set of stories, penned by John. Each has a first-person narrator named John, each centers on a couple named Martin and John, who are always, it turns out, different characters. John knows he is HIV-positive, but through his writing he learns to accept the prospect of a life that, however brief, has at least been examined. In the end, the Martin and John stories illuminate the frame narrative, embodying John's belief--and the author's--that "every fiction is opposed to some truth." In luminous prose and with a frankness about sexuality rarely seen in contemporary fiction, Dale Peck has written a haunting, heartrending novel that establishes him as one of our most daring young American writers"--
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Peck, Dale
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E245
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Authors
  • Gay men
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Authors
  • Gay men
  • FICTION / General
Label
Martin and John, Dale Peck
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 230 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616954857
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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3e0cf3a1-2d5f-4e86-a9dc-0e2621aa3e1c
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)900724043
  • (OCoLC)ocn900724043
Label
Martin and John, Dale Peck
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616954857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3e0cf3a1-2d5f-4e86-a9dc-0e2621aa3e1c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900724043
  • (OCoLC)ocn900724043
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