The Resource Ballistics : a novel, D.W. Wilson

Ballistics : a novel, D.W. Wilson

Label
Ballistics : a novel
Title
Ballistics
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
D.W. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, wherethe man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways.Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed"--
Summary
Alan West has been raised by his grandfather, the only family he has ever known. But when the gruff old man suffers a heart attack, he sends Alan on a mission to bring back his estranged father, Jack, who abandoned Alan as a baby.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181707
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, D. W.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.W553
LC item number
B35 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Grandfathers
  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballistics : a novel, D.W. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842350666
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400777
Lccn
2013015954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)842350666
Label
Ballistics : a novel, D.W. Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842350666
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400777
Lccn
2013015954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)842350666

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