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The Resource Desperation Road : a novel, Michael Farris Smith

Desperation Road : a novel, Michael Farris Smith

Label
Desperation Road : a novel
Title
Desperation Road
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Farris Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land."-- Provided by publisher
Summary
"For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land."--Provided bypublisher
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550795
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Michael F.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Violence
  • Mississippi
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Gothic
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Ex-convicts
  • Violence
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Desperation Road : a novel, Michael Farris Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book"
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
ocn951762587
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780316353038
Lccn
2015960171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951762587
Label
Desperation Road : a novel, Michael Farris Smith
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book"
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
ocn951762587
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780316353038
Lccn
2015960171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951762587

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