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The Resource By George

By George

Label
By George
Title
By George
Statement of responsibility
Wesley Stace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the illustrious history of the theatrical Fishers, there are two Georges. One is a peculiar but endearing 11-year-old, raised in the seedy world of '70s boarding houses and backstages, now packed off to school for the first time; the other, a garrulous ventriloquist's dummy who belonged to George's grandfather, a favorite traveling act of the British troops in World War II. The two Georges know nothing of each other—until events conspire to unite them in a search to uncover the family's deepest secrets.Weaving the boy's tale and the puppet's "memoirs," BY GEORGE unveils the fascinating Fisher family—its weak men, its dominant women, its disgruntled boys, and its shocking and dramatic secrets. At once bitingly funny and exquisitely tender, Stace's novel is the unforgettable journey of two young boys separated by years but driven by the same desires: to find a voice, and to be loved."By George is one of those rare works of fiction with an essential triple helix — it's funny, it's clever and it's perfectly woven together with story. If writing is how we imagine not being lonely, as Wesley Stace suggests, then his conjuring trick as a writer is that he brings a large crowd along with him. This is a wonderful follow-up to his debut novel, Misfortune." — Colum McCann, author of Zoli and Dancer
Summary
A young ventriloquist and his wooden alter-ego trace the story of four generations of a family of entertainers, in a tale that follows the eleven-year-old protagonist's search for answers to secrets about his grandfather's World War II-era traveling act
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
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168333
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stace, Wesley
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
By George
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c6bd8fb-d5a0-47b2-97b9-9dea3f66c20e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316145503
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
By George
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c6bd8fb-d5a0-47b2-97b9-9dea3f66c20e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316145503
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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