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The Resource Guy novel, Michael Ryan

Guy novel, Michael Ryan

Label
Guy novel
Title
Guy novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Guy Novel marries a thriller to a shameless love story and fun ride, what Graham Greene might have called "an entertainment." It takes place over one month in 1996, from early August to early September, as the Taliban were about to take over Afghanistan, Bill Clinton was running for reelection, most people still used answering machines, and HoTMaiL became the latest new thing. The story is told retrospectively but vividly by Robert Wilder, a less-than-successful LA comic who creates big problems for himself by picking up a gorgeous bank clerk on the afternoon of his wedding. These problems have the happy resolution of the conventional plot of comedy: boy meets girl, boy loses girl (twice), boy gets girl (and vice-versa), but there are lots of turns along the way and lots of jokes and lots of play with the gendered conventions of Romance. The political and historical moment enters with a vengeance halfway through the story, and spirits our heroes to places as different as a five-star Paris hotel, Clinton's White House, and a yurt in Turkmenistan, while Robert learns something about loving another person for exactly who she is. Not an easy lesson to learn--for him or for any of us"--Page [2] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.Y39
LC item number
G89 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Comedians
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Guy novel, Michael Ryan
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
ocn948669172
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Preview edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781579624408
Lccn
2016013824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948669172
Label
Guy novel, Michael Ryan
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
ocn948669172
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Preview edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781579624408
Lccn
2016013824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948669172

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