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The Resource Virgil Wander, Leif Enger

Virgil Wander, Leif Enger

Label
Virgil Wander
Title
Virgil Wander
Statement of responsibility
Leif Enger
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man; to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a "formidably gifted" (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller
  • When Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander's car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior he survives, but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals. Into this community returns a prodigal son, Adam Leer, who may hold the key to reviving their town. -- adapted from back cover
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Summary
Emerging from an accident with damaged memories and compromised language skills, a movie-house owner from a small Midwestern town pieces together his story against a backdrop of community history, which is shaped by a prodigal son's return
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Character
Award
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10732615
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DLC
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Enger, Leif
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.N4223
LC item number
V57 2018b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • City and town life
  • Memory disorders
  • Middle West
  • Large type books
  • Memory
  • Memory disorders
  • City and town life
  • Large type books
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
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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
on1049576988
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
513 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432858094
Lccn
2018038963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576988
Label
Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
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
on1049576988
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
513 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432858094
Lccn
2018038963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576988

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