The Resource Natural history : a novel, Carlos Fonseca

Natural history : a novel, Carlos Fonseca

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Natural history : a novel
Title
Natural history
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Fonseca
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just before the dawn of the new millennium, a curator at a New Jersey museum of natural history receives an unusual invitation from a celebrated fashion designer. She shares the curator's fascination with the hidden forms of the animal kingdom -- with camouflage and subterfuge -- and she proposes that they collaborate on an exhibition, the form of which itself remains largely obscure, even as they enter into a strange relationship marked by evasion and elision. Seven years later, after the death of the designer, the curator recovers the archive of their never-completed project. During a long night of insomnia, he finds within the archive a series of clues to the true story of the designer's family, a mind-bending puzzle that winds from Haifa, Israel, to bohemian 1970s New York to the Latin American jungle. On the way, he discovers a cast of characters whose own fixations interrogate the unstable frontiers between art, science, politics, and religion: an aging photographer, living nearly alone in an abandoned mining town where subterranean fires rage without end, who creates models of ruined cities; a former model turned conceptual artist -- and a defendant in a trial over the very nature and purpose of art; a young indigenous boy who has received a vision of the end of the world. Reality is a curtain, as the curator realizes, and to draw it back is to reveal the theater of obsession. Natural History is the portrait of a world trapped between faith and irony, between tragedy and farce." --
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10897993
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Fonseca, Carlos
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Museum curators
Label
Natural history : a novel, Carlos Fonseca
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1152981098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780374216306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152981098
Label
Natural history : a novel, Carlos Fonseca
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1152981098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780374216306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152981098

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