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The Resource Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

Label
Leaving Las Vegas
Title
Leaving Las Vegas
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Subject
Summary
This "brutal and unflinching" novel of fleeting love in Sin City inspired the film starring Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue (Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City). John O'Brien's debut novel, Leaving Las Vegas, is an emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it; a powerful tale of hard luck, hard drinking, and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable
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O'Brien, John
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
Label
Leaving Las Vegas
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe1ee9d1-2906-4751-8f9f-21573dcc0ab7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802197290
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Leaving Las Vegas
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe1ee9d1-2906-4751-8f9f-21573dcc0ab7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802197290
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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