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The Resource High as the horses' bridles : a novel, Scott Cheshire

High as the horses' bridles : a novel, Scott Cheshire

Label
High as the horses' bridles : a novel
Title
High as the horses' bridles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Scott Cheshire
Title variation
High as the horses bridles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1980 at a crowded amphitheater in Queens, New York and a nervous Josiah Laudermilk, age 12, is about to step to the stage while thousands of believers wait to hear him, the boy preaching prodigy, pour forth. Suddenly, as if a switch had been flipped, Josiah's nerves shake away and his words come rushing out, his whole body fills to the brim with the certainty of a strange apocalyptic vision. But is it true prophecy or just a young believer's imagination running wild? Decades later when Josiah (now Josie) is grown and has long since left the church, he returns to Queens to care for his father who, day by day, is losing his grip on reality. Barreling through the old neighborhood, memories of the past--of his childhood friend Issy, of his first love, of the mother he has yet to properly mourn--overwhelm him at every turn. When he arrives at his family's old house, he's completely unprepared for what he finds. How far back must one man journey to heal a broken bond between father and son?"--
Summary
Steeped in the oral tradition of American evangelism, a debut novel of inheritance, belief and a dangerous prophecy follows Josiah Laurdermilk, a former boy preaching prodigy, as he returns to Queens to care for his father and is overwhelmed by memories -- both good and bad -- at every turn
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
amazon.com
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10316675
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheshire, Scott
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H4845
LC item number
H55 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
High as the horses' bridles : a novel, Scott Cheshire
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857743787
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805098211
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013031099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857743787
Label
High as the horses' bridles : a novel, Scott Cheshire
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857743787
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805098211
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013031099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857743787

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