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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Columbia Gorge Community College Library||813.6 MOUN 2014 (Text)||33892002486604||Main Collection||Request||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1935639722 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9781935639725 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 275 pages ; 20 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The Dismal Science tells of a middle-aged vice president at the World Bank, Vincenzo D'Orsi, who publicly quits his job over a seemingly minor argument with a colleague. A scandal inevitably ensues, and he systematically burns every bridge to his former life. After abandoning his career, Vincenzo, a recent widower, is at a complete loss as to what to do with himself. The story follows his efforts to rebuild his identity without a vocation or the company of his wife. An exploration of the fragile nature of identity, The Dismal Science reveals the terrifying speed with which a person's sense of self can be annihilated. It is at once a study of a man attempting to apply his reason to the muddle of life and a book about how that same ostensible rationality, and the mathematics of finance in particular, operates-with similarly dubious results-in our world. "-- Provided by publisher.
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