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The Resource A hard and heavy thing, Matthew J. Hefti

A hard and heavy thing, Matthew J. Hefti

Label
A hard and heavy thing
Title
A hard and heavy thing
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Hefti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemplating suicide after nearly a decade at war, Levi sits down to write a note to his best friend Nick, explaining why things have to come to this inevitable end. Years earlier, Levi--a sergeant in the army--made a tragic choice that led his team into ambush, leaving three soldiers dead and two badly injured. During the attack, Levi risked death to save a badly burned and disfigured Nick. His actions won him the Silver Star for gallantry, but nothing could alleviate the guilt he carried after that fateful day. He may have saved Nick in Iraq, but when Levi returns home and spirals out of control, it is Nick's turn to play the savior, urging Levi to write. Levi begins to type as a way of bidding farewell, but what remains when he is finished is not a suicide note. It's a love song, a novel in which the beginning is the story's end, the story's end is the real beginning of Levi's life, and the future is as mutable as words on a page
Summary
In the wake of 9/11 two best friends join the U.S. Army and soon find themselves struggling with the burdens of war.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466819
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hefti, Matthew J
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
A hard and heavy thing, Matthew J. Hefti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1499038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781440591884
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440591884
  • (OCoLC)908517868
Label
A hard and heavy thing, Matthew J. Hefti
Publication
Copyright
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
1499038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781440591884
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440591884
  • (OCoLC)908517868

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