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The Resource Us, David Nicholls

Us, David Nicholls

Label
Us
Title
Us
Statement of responsibility
David Nicholls
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together--and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Hoping to encourage her son's artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls's gifted hands, Douglas's odyssey brings Europe--from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafes of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona--to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
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1966-
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Nicholls, David
Credits note
Produced by Common Mode ; directed by Ali Muirden
Dewey number
823/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6114.I27
LC item number
U7 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by David Haig
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Haig, David
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  • Middle-aged men
  • Husband and wife
  • Fathers and sons
  • Life change events
  • England
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Us, David Nicholls
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 14:07:36
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1575878
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062368485
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1575878
  • (OCoLC)885207675
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Us, David Nicholls
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 14:07:36
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1575878
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062368485
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1575878
  • (OCoLC)885207675
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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