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The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko, Scott Stambach

Label
The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko
Title
The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko
Statement of responsibility
Scott Stambach
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is comic and staggeringly tragic, often both in a single sentence . . . . A grittier, Eastern European, more grown-up The Fault in Our Stars." --Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child. Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement. That is until a new resident named Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. She is exquisite. But soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live. "Ivan Isaenko is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and hilarious novel whose closest literary relative might be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . . . will appeal to any reader with a beating heart - a true gem." --Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs "--
  • "Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Hilarious and full of heart, The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is a story about finding hope within the most desperate of circumstances, and it is one that readers won't soon forget"--
Summary
Living in isolation at a children's hospital in Belarus because of a terminal illness, an intellectually gifted 17-year-old falls in love with a charismatic and challenging new fellow patient whose life he resolves to save. A first novel
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Award
Alex Award, 2017.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518949
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko, Scott Stambach
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
932576627
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250081865
Lccn
2016007227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932576627
Label
The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko, Scott Stambach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
932576627
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250081865
Lccn
2016007227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932576627

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