The Resource Dirt road, James Kelman

Dirt road, James Kelman

Label
Dirt road
Title
Dirt road
Statement of responsibility
James Kelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After his mothers recent death, sixteen-year-old Murdo and his father travel from their home in rural Scotland to Alabama to be with his émigré uncle and American aunt. Stopping at a small town on their way from the airport, Murdo happens upon a family playing zydeco music and joins them, leaving with a gift of two CDs of Southern American songs. On this first visit to the States, Murdo notices racial tension, religious fundamentalism, the threat of severe weather, guns, and aggressive behavior, all unfamiliar to him. Yet his connection to the place strengthens by way of its musical culture. Murdo may be young but he is already a musician. While at their relatives home, the grieving father and son experience kindness and kinship but share few words of comfort with each other, Murdo losing himself in music and his reticent and protective dad in books. The aunt, "the very very best," Murdo calls her, provides whatever solace he receives, until his father comes around in a scene of great emotional release
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Summary
A teen travels with his father from Scotland to Alabama to visit relatives after the death of his mother only to become swept up in the beautiful and violent world of zydeco and blues
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10570840
Cataloging source
YDX
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1946-
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Kelman, James
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Scots
  • Fathers and sons
  • Zydeco music
  • Southern States
  • Mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
Dirt road, James Kelman
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
ocn959536705
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781936787500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536705
Label
Dirt road, James Kelman
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
ocn959536705
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781936787500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536705

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