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The Resource A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

Label
A Meaningful Life
Title
A Meaningful Life
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Summary
L.J. Davis's 1971 novel, A Meaningful Life, is a blistering black comedy about the American quest for redemption through real estate and a gritty picture of New York City in collapse. Just out of college, Lowell Lake, the Western-born hero of Davis's novel, heads to New York, where he plans to make it big as a writer. Instead he finds a job as a technical editor, at which he toils away while passion leaks out of his marriage to a nice Jewish girl. Then Lowell discovers a beautiful crumbling mansion in a crime-ridden section of Brooklyn, and against all advice, not to mention his wife's will, sinks his every penny into buying it. He quits his job, moves in, and spends day and night on demolition and construction. At last he has a mission: he will dig up the lost history of his house; he will restore it to its past grandeur. He will make good on everything that's gone wrong with his life, and he will even murder to do it.From the Trade Paperback edition
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  • Davis, L.J
  • Lethem, Jonathan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Label
A Meaningful Life
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781590173947
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Meaningful Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fa747f4f-76cd-4495-9d4b-f93766339e62
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590173947
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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