Support AACPL's collections, services, programs and more by setting up a recurring gift. Help make your library better.

A Person of Interest: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Pub. Date:
2008
Language:
English
Description

With its propulsive drive, vividly realized characters, and profound observations about soul and society, Pulitzer Prize–finalist Susan Choi's novel is as thrilling as it is lyrical, and it confirms her place as one of the most important novelists chronicling the American experience.

Lee is a math professor at a second-tier university in the Midwest. When a mail bomb goes off in the office of the star computer scientist next door, Lee is slow to realize that students and colleagues have begun to suspect that he's the Brain Bomber, an elusive terrorist whose primary targets appear to be academic hotshots.

In the midst of campus tumult over the bombing, a letter arrives from a figure in Lee's past, which forces him to revisit events and choices that shaped his failed marriage, his life as a father, and his work as a scholar of middling achievement. While Lee becomes further ensnared in the FBI's attempts to find the bomber, the churned-up regrets from his past bring him to an examination of extremes in his own life as he tries to exonerate himself, face his tormentor from his past, and atone for his failings.

Intricately plotted and psychologically acute, A Person of Interest exposes the fault lines of paranoia and dread that have fractured American life and asks how far one man must go to escape his regrets.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781483071138
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID3f1a2ed3-5000-df0b-9393-e39b887b5479
Grouping Titleperson of interest
Grouping Authorsusan choi
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-11-27 04:33:05AM
Last Indexed2022-11-27 05:09:43AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Choi, Susan
author_display
Choi, Susan
available_at_aacpl
Online OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacpl
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

With its propulsive drive, vividly realized characters, and profound observations about soul and society, Pulitzer Prize–finalist Susan Choi's novel is as thrilling as it is lyrical, and it confirms her place as one of the most important novelists chronicling the American experience.

Lee is a math professor at a second-tier university in the Midwest. When a mail bomb goes off in the office of the star computer scientist next door, Lee is slow to realize that students and colleagues have begun to suspect that he's the Brain Bomber, an elusive terrorist whose primary targets appear to be academic hotshots.

In the midst of campus tumult over the bombing, a letter arrives from a figure in Lee's past, which forces him to revisit events and choices that shaped his failed marriage, his life as a father, and his work as a scholar of middling achievement. While Lee becomes further ensnared in the FBI's attempts to find the bomber, the churned-up regrets from his past bring him to an examination of extremes in his own life as he tries to exonerate himself, face his tormentor from his past, and atone for his failings.

Intricately plotted and psychologically acute, A Person of Interest exposes the fault lines of paranoia and dread that have fractured American life and asks how far one man must go to escape his regrets.

format_aacpl
eAudiobook
format_category_aacpl
Audio Books
eBook
id
3f1a2ed3-5000-df0b-9393-e39b887b5479
isbn
9781483071138
last_indexed
2022-11-27T10:09:43.374Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacpl
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781483071138
publishDate
2008
publisher
Blackstone Publishing
recordtype
grouped_work
title_display
A Person of Interest A Novel
title_full
A Person of Interest A Novel
title_short
A Person of Interest
title_sub
A Novel
topic_facet
Fiction
Thriller

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:ee052f25-d7da-4a95-b9b4-de9f6b14cd50-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books3falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:ee052f25-d7da-4a95-b9b4-de9f6b14cd501Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:ee052f25-d7da-4a95-b9b4-de9f6b14cd50eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2008

scoping_details_aacpl

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:ee052f25-d7da-4a95-b9b4-de9f6b14cd50-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ee052f25-d7da-4a95-b9b4-de9f6b14cd501Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue