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The last samurai, Helen DeWitt

Label
The last samurai
Title
The last samurai
Statement of responsibility
Helen DeWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J.S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with the boy Ludo, he causes havoc at school and is home again in a month. (Is he a prodigy, a genius? Readers looking over Ludo's shoulder find themselves easily reading Greek and more.) Lacking male role models for a fatherless boy, Sibylla turns to endless replays of Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai. But Ludo is obsessed with the one thing he wants and doesn't know: his father's name. At eleven, inspired by his own take on the classic film, he sets out on a secret quest for the father he never knew. He'll be punched, sliced, and threatened with retribution. He may not live to see twelve. Or he may find a real samurai and save a mother who thinks boredom a fate worse than death
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeWitt, Helen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E92945
LC item number
L37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1340
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Mothers and sons
  • Gifted children
  • Father figures
  • London (England)
  • Americans
  • Father figures
  • Gifted children
  • Mothers and sons
  • England
  • England
Label
The last samurai, Helen DeWitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923794481
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First New Directions paperback edition.
Extent
x, 484 pages
Isbn
9780811225502
Lccn
2016002316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794481
Label
The last samurai, Helen DeWitt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923794481
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First New Directions paperback edition.
Extent
x, 484 pages
Isbn
9780811225502
Lccn
2016002316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794481

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