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Author Gass, William H., 1924-2017

Title Middle C : a novel / by William H. Gass.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (395 pages)
Summary Investigates the multifaceted nature of human identity and follows the experiences of Joseph, who flees Austria in 1938 and pretends to be Jewish before disappearing from London under mysterious circumstances.
Graz, Austria, 1938. Joseph Skizzen's father, pretending to be Jewish, leaves his country for England with his wife and two children to avoid any connection with the Nazis. In London with his family for the duration of the war, he disappears under mysterious circumstances. The family is relocated to a small town in Ohio, where Joseph Skizzen grows up, becomes a decent amateur piano player, and creates as well a fantasy self-- a professor with a fantasy goal: to establish the Inhumanity Museum.
Subject Music teachers -- Fiction.
Self-presentation -- Fiction.
Austrians -- Ethnic identity -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Psychological.
Austrians -- Ethnic identity. (OCoLC)fst00821580
Identity (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00966892
Music teachers. (OCoLC)fst01030603
Self-presentation. (OCoLC)fst01111876
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Psychological fiction.
Other Form: Print version: Gass, William H., 1924- Middle C. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 9780307701633 (DLC) 2012017087 (OCoLC)793497163
ISBN 9780307962263 (electronic bk.)
0307962261 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00173206 Recorded Books
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