Ed King: a novel
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|Grouped Work ID||a56d81ff-df4a-35bc-ea62-321cd134cdfa|
|Grouping Title||ed king|
|Grouping Author||david guterson|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-01-17 07:35:28AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-01-17 07:49:25AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780307939401|
|detailed_location_catalog||West Regional - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles's Oedipus Rex for our own era.|
In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary—"a guy who weighs risk for a living"—takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity—the "King of Search"—who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape.
An instant classic—David Guterson's most daring and dazzling novel yet—that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time.
This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|subject_facet||Fate and fatalism -- Fiction|
Free will and determinism -- Fiction
Millionaires -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
|title_display||Ed King : a novel|
Ed King : a novel / David Guterson
|topic_facet||Fate and fatalism|
Free will and determinism