The Resource Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Label
Aloft
Title
Aloft
Statement of responsibility
Chang-rae Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Being a solo flyer made sense to Jerry Battle right from the start. For his 56th birthday, his longtime (and recently ex- ) girlfriend Rita Reyes had given him a gift certificate for a flying lesson. Once Jerry was up there he thought, 'here was the little space I was looking for, my private box seat in the world and completely outside of it too.' From a half-mile over the earth, everything looked perfect to Jerry. But everything isn't perfect and for such a nice guy, Jerry could wreak an amazing amount of havoc Life is about to deal Jerry Battle his toughest hand yet. With his ailing father yearning to flee his 'Ivy Acres Life Care Centre' and his son teetering on bankruptcy, and, for once, no woman in his life to rely on, Jerry's daughter is about to bestow on him a father's worst nightmare. But maybe Jerry Battle needs to finally work out what it is that separates him from his loved ones and be tugged back to earth to engage with one of the most compelling and unforgettable of family dramas. With "Aloft", Chang-rae Lee proves himself a master storyteller, rivalling Updike, Roth and Ford, able to observe his characters' weaknesses and, at the same time, celebrate their humanity. "Aloft" is an unforgettable portrait, filled with vitality and urgency, of a man who has secured his life's dreams but who must now figure out its meaning
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Title
Aloft
Creator
Summary
The story follows the life of a suburban, white, middle-class man during a time of family crisis. Jerry's favorite diversion is to take his small plane and fly solo over Long Island. When his daughter and her fiance arrive from Oregon to announce their marriage plans--Theresa's dangerous pregnancy, he thinks back over his life and begins to face his disengagement with it and with his relationships with others: with his deceased wife, the circumstances of whose death has never fully addmitted to; with his former girlfriend, whom he still longs for, with his pregnant daughter, who refuses to address the cancer that is killing her, with his son, who is losing the family business; and with his father, who is in a nursing home
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121687
Cataloging source
CBF
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E3347
LC item number
A79 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Chang-Rae Lee
Aloft, Chang-rae Lee

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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