The Resource The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

Label
The Interestings
Title
The Interestings
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In "The Interestings", Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules' now-married best friends, become shockingly successful-- true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, "The Interestings" explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolitzer, Meg
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O564
LC item number
I58 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted persons
  • Self-realization
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781594632341
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0120988
  • 5418124
Label
The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781594632341
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0120988
  • 5418124

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