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The Resource Bandit : a daughter's memoir, Molly Brodak

Bandit : a daughter's memoir, Molly Brodak

Label
Bandit : a daughter's memoir
Title
Bandit
Title remainder
a daughter's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Molly Brodak
Title variation
Bandit
Title variation remainder
a daughters memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1994, when Molly Brodak was thirteen years old, her father robbed eleven banks, until the police finally caught up with him while he was sitting at a bar drinking beer, a bag of stolen money plainly visible in the backseat of his parked car. Dubbed the "Mario Brothers Bandit" by the FBI, he served seven years in prison and was released, only to rob another bank several years later and end up back behind bars. In her powerful, provocative debut memoir, Bandit, Molly Brodak recounts her childhood and attempts to make sense of her complicated relationship with her father, a man she only half knew. At some angles he was a normal father: there was a job at the GM factory, a house with a yard, birthday treats for Molly and her sister. But there were darker glimmers, too-another wife he never mentioned to her mother, late-night rages directed at the TV, the red Corvette that suddenly appeared in the driveway, a gift for her sister. Growing up with this larger-than-life, mercurial man, Brodak's strategy was to "get small" and stay out of the way. In Bandit, she unearths and reckons with her childhood memories and the fracturing impact her father had on their family-and in the process attempts to make peace with the parts of herself that she inherited from this bewildering, beguiling man. Written in precise, spellbinding prose, Bandit is a stunning, gut-punching story of family and memory, of the tragic fallibility of the stories we tell ourselves, and of the contours of a father's responsibility for his children"--
Summary
Raw and powerful, the author, whose father was a con man and bank robber, recounts her childhood and attempts to make sense of her complicated relationship with the man she only half knew, who led a double life, and make peace with the parts of herself that she inherited from him
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2016
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532836
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brodak, Molly
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Brodak, Molly
  • Brodak, Molly
  • Poets, American
  • Fathers and daughters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a daughter's memoir
Label
Bandit : a daughter's memoir, Molly Brodak
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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
ocn952276997
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780802125637
Lccn
2016017971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952276997
Label
Bandit : a daughter's memoir, Molly Brodak
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
ocn952276997
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780802125637
Lccn
2016017971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952276997

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