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The Resource Backhanded Gift : A Novel

Backhanded Gift : A Novel

Label
Backhanded Gift : A Novel
Title
Backhanded Gift
Title remainder
A Novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the late 1980s, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Robert Cherney, a 30-year-old aspiring writer, has left New York City for a job teaching tennis in Munich. Aside from private lessons, he coaches the Maccabi Club men's league team, a motley group of neurotics whose eccentricities seem exacerbated by their situation as Jews living in Germany. They have made fortunes in postwar Germany but are hounded daily by the ghosts of the past and wracked with guilt over living so blithely among their parents' tormentors. One of the players on Robert's team is his best friend in Munich, Max Altmann, a successful and wealthy young businessman who is also Robert's employer, landlord, provocateur, and guide to Munich's nightlife. In addition to trying to figure out his life and not go crazy teaching tennis, Robert is trying to forget Lexa, the focus of years of erotic obsession back in New York. Helping him are Ingrid, a 40-ish Maccabi member and tennis pupil, and Veronique, a 25-year-old Jewish graduate student whom Max tries to set up with Robert. Love, tennis, sex, frustrated artistic ambition, and the dilemma of being a German Jew are all ingredients of this literary delight that is at turns serious and comedic
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Backhanded Gift : A Novel
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1098164
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13
Control code
EBC1098164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781937559335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1098164
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1098164
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10636417
  • (CaONFJC)MIL533123
  • (OCoLC)823388840
Label
Backhanded Gift : A Novel
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1098164
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13
Control code
EBC1098164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781937559335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1098164
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1098164
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10636417
  • (CaONFJC)MIL533123
  • (OCoLC)823388840

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