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The Resource Looker : a novel, by Laura Sims, (electronic resource)

Looker : a novel, by Laura Sims, (electronic resource)

Label
Looker : a novel
Title
Looker
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Sims
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling, razor-sharp debut novel about a woman whose obsession with the beautiful actress on her block drives her to the edge. I've never crossed their little fenced-in garden, of course. I stand on the sidewalk in front of the fern-and-ivy-filled planter that hangs from the fence?placed there as a sort of screen, I'm sure?and have a direct line of view into the kitchen at night. I'm grateful they've never thought to install blinds. That's how confident they are. No one would dare stand in front of our house and watch us, they think. And they're probably right: except for me. In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor?the actress. The unnamed narrator can't help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment lies between them. The actress, a celebrity with her face on the side of every bus, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and their three adorable children, while the narrator, working in a dead-end job, lives in a run-down, three-story walk-up with her ex-husband's cat. When an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn, what began as an innocent preoccupation spirals quickly, and lethally, into a frightening and irretrievable madness. Searing and darkly witty, Looker is enormously entertaining?at once a propulsive Hitchcockian thriller and a fearlessly original portrait of the perils of envy
Summary
A woman's obsession with the beautiful actress on her block drives her to the edge
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748871
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sims, Laura
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I565
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Women
  • Jealousy
  • Actresses
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Looker : a novel, by Laura Sims, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501199134
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
18aaa050-c502-48f0-92e2-7aee798d14c7
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1080789674
  • on1080789674
  • 3139143
Label
Looker : a novel, by Laura Sims, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501199134
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
18aaa050-c502-48f0-92e2-7aee798d14c7
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1080789674
  • on1080789674
  • 3139143

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