The Resource Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray, from the pen of Laurie Foos

Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray, from the pen of Laurie Foos

Label
Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray
Title
Portrait of the walrus by a young artist
Title remainder
a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray
Statement of responsibility
from the pen of Laurie Foos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist is a zany story of sexual identity, repression, obsession, and the concept of art as both a destructive and redeeming force."--BOOK JACKET. "Morton Fisk has recently died of dehydration in the family's bathtub. A famous sculptor of "Men With Chainsaws," he did all his work sealed away in the basement of their Connecticut home wearing only his torn briefs."--BOOK JACKET. "On the eve of his daughter Frances's eighteenth birthday, his widow marries "the Kingpin," an owner of three bowling alleys. Her mother tries to lure Frances to the life of the middle class - far away from the art world and the dementia that claimed her husband. Soon Frances's life is filled with bowling balls, pins, polyurethaned floors, and pizza."--BOOK JACKET. "Depressed, Frances visits an aquarium. Witnessing two walruses in the heat of mating, Frances is transformed - she has found her muse! The walruses start to occupy her every thought. She sees them everywhere, including her bedroom. Running in fear, Frances and her friend Bessie take to the open road, with the libidinous beasts close behind. Will Frances and Bessie survive? Can art be controlled? Will the highways be destroyed from the weight of the walruses? Foos, a brilliant young satirist, has the ability to make the bizarre sound matter-of-fact."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foos, Laurie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.O564
LC item number
P67 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walrus
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray, from the pen of Laurie Foos
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
171 p.
Isbn
9781566890571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96054052
System control number
  • OCM36165200
  • CARL036165200
Label
Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray, from the pen of Laurie Foos
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
171 p.
Isbn
9781566890571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96054052
System control number
  • OCM36165200
  • CARL036165200

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