The Resource Dissident gardens : a novel, Jonathan Lethem

Dissident gardens : a novel, Jonathan Lethem

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Dissident gardens : a novel
Title
Dissident gardens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose's suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village. Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose's aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam's (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass--from the parlor communism of the '30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged '70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment--we come to understand through Lethem's extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E8544
LC item number
D67 2013
Literary form
novels
Dissident gardens : a novel, Jonathan Lethem
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Dissident gardens : a novel, Jonathan Lethem
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn825046472
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780385534932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG291554
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