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The Resource Henry, himself : A Novel., Stewart O'Nan, (electronic resource)

Henry, himself : A Novel., Stewart O'Nan, (electronic resource)

Label
Henry, himself : A Novel.
Title
Henry, himself
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Title variation
Henry, himself
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern masterStewart O'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In Henry, Himself he offers an unsentimental, moving story of a twentieth-century everyman. Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It's 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Once so confident, as Henry's strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can't answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for?Like Emily, Alone, O'Nan's beloved portrait of Henry's wife, Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original—a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises
Summary
A 75-year-old retired engineer looks out on 1998 and sees a world he suspects has passed him by, and weighs his life's dreams against his regrets
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764078
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Nan, Stewart
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Henry, himself : A Novel., Stewart O'Nan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4187798
Instantiates
Publication
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
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780735223066
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4F3885EB-3D36-4E70-816B-F89FB7CEF0AC
Label
Henry, himself : A Novel., Stewart O'Nan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4187798
Publication
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
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780735223066
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4F3885EB-3D36-4E70-816B-F89FB7CEF0AC

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