The Resource A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel, John Gregory Brown

A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel, John Gregory Brown

Label
A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel
Title
A thousand miles from nowhere
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Gregory Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result, Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, and it's there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel's recently widowed proprietor, who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women's church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner, who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife."--Provided by publisher
Summary
A tragicomic tour de force about one man's redemption through love and art
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494974
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, John Gregory
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mental illness
  • Motels
  • Small cities
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel, John Gregory Brown
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
1595271
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780316302807
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015024561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316302807
  • (OCoLC)912045330
Label
A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel, John Gregory Brown
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
1595271
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780316302807
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015024561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316302807
  • (OCoLC)912045330

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