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The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford

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The dismal science : a novel
Title
The dismal science
Title remainder
a novel
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Peter Mountford
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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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Title
The dismal science
Creator
Summary
After the death of his wife and the loss of his career as a banker, Vincenzo D'Orsi abandons the trappings of his old life and attempts to rebuild his identity and regain his sense of self
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262476
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O865
LC item number
D57 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Peter Mountford
The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford
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The dismal science : a novel, Peter Mountford
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ocn852223634
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Dimensions
20 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781935639725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026627

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