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The Futilitarians : our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading, Anne Gisleson

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The Futilitarians : our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading
Title
The Futilitarians
Title remainder
our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading
Statement of responsibility
Anne Gisleson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner -- the mother of his son -- to cancer in her early thirties. 'How do we keep moving forward,' Anne asks, 'amid all this loss and threat?' The answer: 'We do it together.' Anne and Brad, in the midst of forging their happiness, found that their friends had been suffering their own losses and crises as well: loved ones gone, rocky marriages, tricky child-rearing, jobs lost or gained, financial insecurities or unexpected windfalls. Together these resilient New Orleanians formed what they called the Existential Crisis Reading Group, which they jokingly dubbed 'the Futilitarians.' From Epicurus to Tolstoy, from Cheever to Amis to Lispector, each month they read and talked about identity, parenting, love, mortality and life in post-Katrina New Orleans. In the year after her father's death, these living-room gatherings provided a sustenance Anne craved, fortifying her and helping her blaze a trail out of her well-worn grief. More than that, this fellowship allowed her finally to commune with her sisters on the page, and to tell the story of her family that had remained long untold
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gisleson, Anne
Dewey number
  • 976.3/35064
  • B
  • 028.8/0922
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.G463
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gisleson, Anne
  • Grief
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Bibliotherapy
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Books and reading
  • New Orleans (La)
Label
The Futilitarians : our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading, Anne Gisleson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January: All is vanity -- February: World of stone -- March: The belly of the whale -- April: The last suffer; or, The way of the crisis (Via Dolorosa) -- May: The dark wood -- June: Voices over water -- July: The least dead among all of us -- August: The metaphysical hangover -- September: The walled city -- October: The unwalled city -- November: Nineveh -- December: Sharing bread -- New Year's Eve: Tanks versus chickens
Control code
ocn965766497
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780316393904
Lccn
2017932689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316393904
  • (OCoLC)965766497
Label
The Futilitarians : our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading, Anne Gisleson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January: All is vanity -- February: World of stone -- March: The belly of the whale -- April: The last suffer; or, The way of the crisis (Via Dolorosa) -- May: The dark wood -- June: Voices over water -- July: The least dead among all of us -- August: The metaphysical hangover -- September: The walled city -- October: The unwalled city -- November: Nineveh -- December: Sharing bread -- New Year's Eve: Tanks versus chickens
Control code
ocn965766497
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780316393904
Lccn
2017932689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316393904
  • (OCoLC)965766497

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