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The Resource The index of self-destructive acts : a novel, Christopher Beha

The index of self-destructive acts : a novel, Christopher Beha

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The index of self-destructive acts : a novel
Title
The index of self-destructive acts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Beha
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for The Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A sports statistician, data journalist, and newly minted media celebrity who correctly forecasted every outcome of the 2008 election, Sam's familiar with predicting the future. But when projection meets reality, things turn complicated. Sam's editor sends him to profile disgraced political columnist Frank Doyle. To most readers, Doyle is a liberal lion turned neocon Iraq war apologist, but to Sam he is above all the author of the great works of baseball lore that sparked Sam's childhood love of the game-books he now views as childish myth-making to be crushed with his empirical hammer. But Doyle proves something else in person: charming, intelligent, and more convincing than Sam could have expected. Then there is his daughter, Margo, to whom Sam becomes desperately attracted-just as his wife, Lucy, arrives from Wisconsin. The lives of these characters are entwined with those of the rest of the Doyle family-Frank's wife, Kit, whose investment bank collapsed during the financial crisis; his son, Eddie, an Army veteran just returned from his second combat tour; and Eddie's best childhood friend, hedge funder Justin Price. While the end of the world might not be arriving, Beha's characters are each headed for apocalypses of their own making"--
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Beha, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E375
LC item number
I53 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Forecasting
  • Prophecy
  • End of the world
  • Baseball stories
  • Families
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
Label
The index of self-destructive acts : a novel, Christopher Beha
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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
on1121084592
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
517 pages
Isbn
9781947793828
Lccn
2020000720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1121084592
  • (OCoLC)1121084592
Label
The index of self-destructive acts : a novel, Christopher Beha
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
on1121084592
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
517 pages
Isbn
9781947793828
Lccn
2020000720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1121084592
  • (OCoLC)1121084592

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