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Author Console-oican, Cyrus, author.

Title Romanian notebook / Cyrus Console.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  818.603 C765Bc 2017    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description 159 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A diaristic exploration of procrastination, pregnancy, and art. The day before Cyrus Console and his pregnant wife leave for a monthlong visit to Romania, they receive troubling news--the fetus she's carrying is at elevated risk for Down syndrome. As the trip unfolds, his worry spirals into broader meditations on parenthood, language, addiction, love, marriage, and the passage and management of time. In and among the cities of Roman, Iasi, and Bucharest, Console chronicles his loving but comically awkward interactions with friends and family, taking place as they do in a language and culture unfamiliar to him. The resulting travel diary moves beyond daily life to delve into the enigmas of art, suffering, creativity, and family. Mixing memory with acute observations on everything from chess and stray dogs to heartbreak and dreamscape, Romanian Notebook turns the anxiety and rumination of the expectant parent into a deeper way of thinking about the human condition."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Console-oican, Cyrus.
Console-oican, Cyrus -- Family.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Console-oican, Cyrus -- Travels -- Romania.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Travels. (OCoLC)fst01355164
Romania. (OCoLC)fst01205085
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780865478305 (paperback)
0865478309 (paperback)
9780374713195 (e-book)
Standard No. 40027000879

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