The Resource Off course, Michelle Huneven

Off course, Michelle Huneven

Label
Off course
Title
Off course
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Huneven
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the author of Blame, a new novel about the unexpected damage inflicted by romantic entanglements. It's the early 1980s: Reagan is in the White House and his trickle-down theory is gaining traction in the national psyche. Cressida Hartley, twenty-eight, a PhD candidate in economics, has moved to her parents' shabby A-frame in the Sierras, hoping to finish her dissertation about art in the marketplace. Though she came seeking solitude, she finds herself increasingly drawn into the life of the small mountain community, and she's seduced by a local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, a big, burly, immensely attractive man in his late forties. Rick Garsh, the local contractor, gives Cress a part time job. Through Rick she meets the Morrow brothers, two talented fine-finish carpenters. They are handsome, amusing, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Increasingly uninspired by her dissertation, Cressallows love, adultery, and obsession to commandeer her life, and soon she becomes the victim of her own perilous reasoning. Michelle Huneven is one of our most searching, elegant novelists--Richard Russo has called her "a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent." In Off Course, she tells the cautionary tale of an intelligent young woman seeking her place in life only to discover that love is the great distraction, and impossible love the greatest distraction of all"--
  • "When a PhD student ventures to a mountain cabin to finish her dissertation, the hothouse community subsumes her in a series of ill-advised relationships"--
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huneven, Michelle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.U4662
LC item number
O38 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doctoral students
  • Single women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mountain life
Label
Off course, Michelle Huneven
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780374224479
Lccn
2013036858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2013036858
  • 684417
Label
Off course, Michelle Huneven
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780374224479
Lccn
2013036858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2013036858
  • 684417

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