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A meaningful life, by L. J. Davis ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem

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A meaningful life
Title
A meaningful life
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by L. J. Davis ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem
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Language
eng
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
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Davis, L. J.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A935
LC item number
M43 2009
Literary form
fiction
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Lethem, Jonathan
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
A meaningful life, by L. J. Davis ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, c1971. With new introd
Control code
232980410
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781590173008
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041187
System control number
(OCoLC)232980410
Label
A meaningful life, by L. J. Davis ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, c1971. With new introd
Control code
232980410
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781590173008
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041187
System control number
(OCoLC)232980410

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