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The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford

Label
The dismal science : a novel
Title
The dismal science
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mountford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Dismal Science tells of a middle-aged vice president at the World Bank, Vincenzo D'Orsi, who publicly quits his job over a seemingly minor argument with a colleague. A scandal inevitably ensues, and he systematically burns every bridge to his former life. After abandoning his career, Vincenzo, a recent widower, is at a complete loss as to what to do with himself. The story follows his efforts to rebuild his identity without a vocation or the company of his wife. An exploration of the fragile nature of identity, The Dismal Science reveals the terrifying speed with which a person's sense of self can be annihilated. It is at once a study of a man attempting to apply his reason to the muddle of life and a book about how that same ostensible rationality, and the mathematics of finance in particular, operates-with similarly dubious results-in our world. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mountford, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O865
LC item number
D57 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Bank
  • Middle-aged men
  • Widowers
  • Economists
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Washington Metropolitan Area
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1517967
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781935639725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1517967
  • (Sirsi) 1517967
  • (OCoLC)852223634
Label
The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1517967
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781935639725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1517967
  • (Sirsi) 1517967
  • (OCoLC)852223634

Library Locations

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