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The long take or a way to lose more slowly / Robin Robertson.

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
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  • ISBN: 9780525655213
  • ISBN: 0525655212
  • Edition: First United States edition.
Contents:
1946 -- 1948 -- 1951 -- 1953 -- Credits.
Summary:
Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he finds his way from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco, we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but—as those dark, classic movies made clear—the country needed outsiders to study and to dramatize its new anxieties. Both an outsider and, gradually, an insider, Walker finds work as a journalist, and tries to piece his life together as America is beginning to come apart: riven by social and racial divisions, spiraling corruption, and the collapse of the inner cities. Robin Robertson's fluid verse pans with filmic immediacy across the postwar urban scene—and into the heart of an unforgettable character—in this highly original work of art.
Awards:
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2018 Shortlist
Citation: Robertson, Robin. "The long take or a way to lose more slowly." New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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