skip to content
Until I find you : a novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Until I find you : a novel

Author: John Irving
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead -- has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master. Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irving, John, 1942-
Until I find you.
New York : Random House, ©2005
(OCoLC)607664115
Online version:
Irving, John, 1942-
Until I find you.
New York : Random House, ©2005
(OCoLC)607711633
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving
ISBN: 9781400063833 1400063833 9780345479723 0345479726
OCLC Number: 58431902
Description: xiii, 824 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I: The North Sea. In the care of churchgoers and old girls ; Saved by the littlest soldier ; Rescued by a Swedish accountant ; No luck in Norway ; Failure in Finland ; God's holy noise ; Also not on their itinerary --
II: The sea of girls. Safe among the girls ; Not old enough ; His audience of one ; His father inside him ; Not just another rose of Jericho ; Not your usual mail-order bride ; Mrs. Machado ; Friends for life --
III: Lucky. Frost heaves ; Michele Maher, and others ; Enter Claudia: Exit Mrs. McQuat ; Claudia, who would haunt him ; Two Canadians in the City of Angels ; Two candles, burning ; Money shots --
IV: Sleeping in the needles. Billy Rainbow ; The button trick ; Daughter Alice goes home ; A faithless boy ; The commandant's daughter; Her little brother ; The wrong tattoo ; The truth ; The deal --
V: Dr. García. Therapy ; Straining to see ; Signs of trouble ; Halifax ; Forgettable ; Claudia's ghost ; Edinburgh ; Zurich ; The musician.
Responsibility: John Irving.
More information:

Abstract:

When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead -- has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master. Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England. His real education consists of his relationships with older women -- from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda's, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. As Jack grows older -- and when his mother dies -- he starts to doubt the portrait of his father's character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58431902> # Until I find you : a novel
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "58431902" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/actuators> ; # Actuators
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/actors_and_actresses> ; # Actors and actresses
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/absentee_fathers> ; # Absentee fathers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/tattooing_psychological_aspects> ; # Tattooing--Psychological aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/runaway_husbands> ; # Runaway husbands
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/fathers_and_sons> ; # Fathers and sons
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/mothers_and_sons> ; # Mothers and sons
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/actors> ; # Actors
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/novela_estadounidense_siglo_xx> ; # Novela estadounidense--Siglo XX
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2005" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/108238891> ; # John Irving
    schema:datePublished "2005" ;
    schema:description "I: The North Sea. In the care of churchgoers and old girls ; Saved by the littlest soldier ; Rescued by a Swedish accountant ; No luck in Norway ; Failure in Finland ; God's holy noise ; Also not on their itinerary -- II: The sea of girls. Safe among the girls ; Not old enough ; His audience of one ; His father inside him ; Not just another rose of Jericho ; Not your usual mail-order bride ; Mrs. Machado ; Friends for life -- III: Lucky. Frost heaves ; Michele Maher, and others ; Enter Claudia: Exit Mrs. McQuat ; Claudia, who would haunt him ; Two Canadians in the City of Angels ; Two candles, burning ; Money shots -- IV: Sleeping in the needles. Billy Rainbow ; The button trick ; Daughter Alice goes home ; A faithless boy ; The commandant's daughter; Her little brother ; The wrong tattoo ; The truth ; The deal -- V: Dr. García. Therapy ; Straining to see ; Signs of trouble ; Halifax ; Forgettable ; Claudia's ghost ; Edinburgh ; Zurich ; The musician."@en ;
    schema:description "When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead -- has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master. Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England. His real education consists of his relationships with older women -- from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda's, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. As Jack grows older -- and when his mother dies -- he starts to doubt the portrait of his father's character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/319308> ;
    schema:genre "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Psychological fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607664115> ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607711633> ;
    schema:name "Until I find you : a novel"@en ;
    schema:productID "58431902" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58431902#PublicationEvent/new_york_random_house_2005> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Agent/random_house> ; # Random House
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=013060590&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0624/2005042894-s.html> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=013060590&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc%5Flibrary=BVB01&doc%5Fnumber=013060590&line%5Fnumber=0001&func%5Fcode=DB%5FRECORDS&service%5Ftype=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780345479723> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400063833> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58431902> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Agent/random_house> # Random House
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Random House" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/absentee_fathers> # Absentee fathers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Absentee fathers"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/actors_and_actresses> # Actors and actresses
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Actors and actresses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/fathers_and_sons> # Fathers and sons
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Fathers and sons"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/mothers_and_sons> # Mothers and sons
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mothers and sons"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/novela_estadounidense_siglo_xx> # Novela estadounidense--Siglo XX
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Novela estadounidense--Siglo XX"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/runaway_husbands> # Runaway husbands
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Runaway husbands"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/319308#Topic/tattooing_psychological_aspects> # Tattooing--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Tattooing--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108238891> # John Irving
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1942" ;
    schema:familyName "Irving" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "John Irving" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780345479723>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0345479726" ;
    schema:isbn "9780345479723" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400063833>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400063833" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400063833" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607664115>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Until I find you." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58431902> ; # Until I find you : a novel
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607711633>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Until I find you." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58431902> ; # Until I find you : a novel
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.