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The Resource After the parade : a novel, Lori Ostlund

After the parade : a novel, Lori Ostlund

Label
After the parade : a novel
Title
After the parade
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lori Ostlund
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Flannery O'Connor and Rona Jaffe Award winner Lori Ostlund, a deeply moving and beautiful debut novel about a man who leaves his longtime partner in New Mexico for a new life in San Francisco, launching him on a tragicomic road trip and into the mysteries of his own Midwestern childhood. Sensitive, big-hearted, and achingly self-conscious, forty-year-old Aaron Englund long ago escaped the confines of his Midwestern hometown, but he still feels like an outcast. After twenty years under the Pygmalion-like direction of his older partner Walter, Aaron at last decides it is time to stop letting life happen to him and to take control of his own fate. But soon after establishing himself in San Francisco-where he alternates between a shoddy garage apartment and the absurdly ramshackle ESL school where he teaches-Aaron sees that real freedom will not come until he has made peace with his memories of Morton, Minnesota: a cramped town whose four hundred souls form a constellation of Aaron's childhood heartbreaks and hopes. After Aaron's father died in the town parade, it was the larger-than-life misfits of his childhood-sardonic, wheel-chair bound dwarf named Clarence, a generous, obese baker named Bernice, a kindly aunt preoccupied with dreams of The Rapture-who helped Aaron find his place in a provincial world hostile to difference. But Aaron's sense of rejection runs deep: when Aaron was seventeen, Dolores-Aaron's loving, selfish, and enigmatic mother-vanished one night with the town pastor. Aaron hasn't heard from Dolores in more than twenty years, but when a shambolic PI named Bill offers a key to closure, Aaron must confront his own role in his troubled past and rethink his place in a world of unpredictable, life-changing forces. Lori Ostlund's debut novel is an openhearted contemplation of how we grow up and move on, how we can turn our deepest wounds into our greatest strengths. Written with homespun charm and unceasing vitality, After the Parade is a glorious new anthem for the outsider
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • July 15, 2015
  • July 01, 2015
  • October 01, 2015
  • July 06, 2015
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • BookPage
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostlund, Lori
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.S64
LC item number
A74 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gay men
Label
After the parade : a novel, Lori Ostlund
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15245062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476790107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476790107
  • (OCoLC)894747019
Label
After the parade : a novel, Lori Ostlund
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15245062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476790107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476790107
  • (OCoLC)894747019

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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