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A slant of light : a novel, Jeffrey Lent

Label
A slant of light : a novel
Title
A slant of light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Lent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The powerful new work from one of our greatest historical novelists, A Slant of Light deals with profoundly seminal American moments: the end of the Civil War, the religious freedom that was manifested in the Second Great Awakening, the last gasps of the Jeffersonian ideal of American yeomanry, the shadow on the horizon of the Industrial Revolution. At the heart of the novel are two men: one who has committed a horrific act, but is slowly revealed to be a man of honor and integrity; the other, a seemingly righteous man of great spiritual dedication, whose lust for power within his community will eventually blind him to his own actions. These two men are surrounded by a varied host of others, many damaged but stronger for it: a veteran profoundly changed by war, a father tormented by the loss of his daughter, a Seneca man more powerful than others realize, a boy forced too early to become a man. And in this male world, women, too, are assuming new strength--through the roles they take on, and the loves they allow themselves. A Slant of Light is a novel of lust and love, of loss and war, of prophets and followers, of theft and revenge, in an American moment where a seemingly golden age has been shattered. It is a novel about how people make sense of such things, and how they remake their lives"--
Summary
At the close of the Civil War, veteran Malcolm Hopeton, returning home to western New York State, commits a horrific crime that leaves the people around him struggling to make sense of his actions, including a judge who bows to the wisdom of a more human truth within the vision of a nation on the cusp of the modern era
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416190
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lent, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • FICTION / Literary
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A slant of light : a novel, Jeffrey Lent
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
ocn885313060
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781620404966
Lccn
2014021632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313060
Label
A slant of light : a novel, Jeffrey Lent
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
ocn885313060
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781620404966
Lccn
2014021632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313060

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