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The Resource Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters, Susanna Fogel

Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters, Susanna Fogel

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Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters
Title
Nuclear family
Title remainder
a tragicomic novel in letters
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Susanna Fogel
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Language
eng
Summary
A comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie over the course of three decades: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression. Together, their missives -- some sardonic, others absurd, others heartbreaking -- weave a tapestry of a very modern family trying (and often failing) to show one another they care. The titular "nuclear family" includes, among many others, a narcissistic former-child-prodigy father who has taken up haiku-writing in his old age and his new wife, a traditional Chinese woman whose attempts to help her stepdaughter find a man include FedExing her silk gowns from Filene's Basement; their six-year-old son Stuart, whose favorite condiment is truffle oil and who wears suits to bed; and Julie's mother, a psychologist who never remarried but may be in love with her arrogant Rabbi and overshares about everything, including the threesome she had with Dutch grad students in 1972
Summary
"A comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents, over the course of three decades. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression."--Provided by the publisher
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10573005
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JBL
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Fogel, Susanna
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Jewish families
Target audience
adult
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a tragicomic novel in letters
Label
Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters, Susanna Fogel
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781627797931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)994869821
Label
Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters, Susanna Fogel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781627797931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)994869821

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