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The Resource Cry father, Benjamin Whitmer

Cry father, Benjamin Whitmer

Label
Cry father
Title
Cry father
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Whitmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing"--
Summary
"In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence. For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing. Still, in the lives of those he knows, violence and justice have made of each other strange, intoxicating bedfellows. Hailed as "the next great American writer" (Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana), Benjamin Whitmer has crafted a literary triumph that is by turns harrowing, darkly comic, and wise"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10351187
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitmer, Benjamin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sons
  • Male friendship
  • Colorado
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Cry father, Benjamin Whitmer
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
ocn862348232
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781476734354
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014000927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862348232
Label
Cry father, Benjamin Whitmer
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
ocn862348232
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781476734354
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014000927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862348232

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