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The Resource A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers

A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers

Label
A shout in the ruins : a novel
Title
A shout in the ruins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see
Summary
A sweeping and dramatic novel that spans 100 years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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10657941
Cataloging source
YDX
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Powers, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Slavery
  • Race relations
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers
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
on1003312929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition, Large print edition.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316523141
Lccn
bl2018072267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003312929
Label
A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers
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
on1003312929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition, Large print edition.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316523141
Lccn
bl2018072267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003312929

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