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The Resource Fragile beasts : a novel, Tawni O'Dell

Fragile beasts : a novel, Tawni O'Dell

Label
Fragile beasts : a novel
Title
Fragile beasts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tawni O'Dell
Title variation
Fragile beasts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story. Candace Jack doesn't have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home. Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork--artwork that's predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there's Miss Jack's real-life bull: Ventisco--a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence
Summary
When their hard-drinking but loving father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face the bleak prospect of leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
342986
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Dell, Tawni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Older women
  • Coal miners
  • City and town life
  • Pennsylvania
  • City and town life
  • Coal miners
  • Older women
  • Teenage boys
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
Fragile beasts : a novel, Tawni O'Dell
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
ocn297147170
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780307351685
Lccn
2009034352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)297147170
Label
Fragile beasts : a novel, Tawni O'Dell
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
ocn297147170
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780307351685
Lccn
2009034352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)297147170

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