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The Resource Man on fire, Stephen Kelman

Man on fire, Stephen Kelman

Label
Man on fire
Title
Man on fire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Lock has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England--decades wasted in a meaningless job, a marriage foundering in the wake of loss, and a terrible secret he cannot bear to share with his wife--and has come to India to meet his destiny. A destiny dressed in a white karate suit and sporting an impressive moustache. John has come to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record-breaker who specializes in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti Nayak has survived forty-three kicks to the unprotected groin in ninety seconds, three forty-pound slabs of concrete smashed over his groin with a sledgehammer, and thirty-one watermelons dropped on his stomach in one minute from a height of more than thirty feet. His next record attempt--to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body--will be the crowning moment in a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in a nation where standing out from the crowd requires tenacity, courage, and perhaps a touch of madness. John is welcomed into Bibhuti's family and into the color and chaos of Mumbai, where he encounters Ping-Pong-playing monks, a fearless seven-year-old martial arts warrior, and an old man who longs for the monsoon to wash him away. As he and Bibhuti take their leap of faith together, John sets out to rewrite a brave end to a life poorly lived
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • December 01, 2015
  • December 01, 2015
  • November 15, 2015
  • October 19, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelman, Stephen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.E524
LC item number
M36 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Extreme sports
  • British
  • Mumbai (India)
Label
Man on fire, Stephen Kelman
Instantiates
Publication
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
BRDBD16040074
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781632864390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632864390
  • (OCoLC)907965974
Label
Man on fire, Stephen Kelman
Publication
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
BRDBD16040074
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781632864390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632864390
  • (OCoLC)907965974

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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