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LocationClark County
Call NoF Holl
TitleThe kingdom of sand / Andrew Holleran.
AuthorHolleran, Andrew. author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101994403F Holl6/18/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780374600969 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0374600961 (hardcover)
Personal Name Holleran, Andrew. author.
Title Statement The kingdom of sand / Andrew Holleran.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.
Physical Description 258 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary, Etc. "The Kingdom of Sand is a poignant tale of desire and dread?Andrew Holleran’s first new book in sixteen years. The nameless narrator is a gay man who moved to Florida to look after his aging parents?during the height of the AIDS epidemic?and has found himself unable to leave after their deaths. With gallows humor, he chronicles the indignities of growing old in a small town. At the heart of the novel is the story of his friendship with Earl, whom he met cruising at the local boat ramp. For the last twenty years, he has been visiting Earl to watch classic films together and critique the neighbors. Earl is the only person in town with whom he can truly be himself. Now Earl’s health is failing, and our increasingly misanthropic narrator must contend with the fact that once Earl dies, he will be completely alone. He distracts himself with sexual encounters at the video porn store and visits to Walgreens. All the while, he shares reflections on illness and death that are at once funny and heartbreaking."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gay men Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Old age Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Friendship Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Small cities Florida Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Loneliness Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Gay fiction.

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