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The Resource I'd walk with my friends if I could find them, Jesse Goolsby

I'd walk with my friends if I could find them, Jesse Goolsby

Label
I'd walk with my friends if I could find them
Title
I'd walk with my friends if I could find them
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Goolsby
Title variation
I would walk with my friends if I could find them
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful debut novel, three American soldiers haunted by their actions in Afghanistan search for absolution and human connection in family and civilian life. Wintric Ellis joins the army as soon as he graduates from high school, saying goodbye to his girlfriend, Kristen, and to the backwoods California town whose borders have always been the limits of his horizon. Deployed for two years in Afghanistan in a directionless war, he struggles to find his bearings in a place where allies could at any second turn out to be foes. Two career soldiers, Dax and Torres, take Wintric under their wing. Together, these three men face an impossible choice: risk death or commit a harrowing act of war. The aftershocks echo long after each returns home to a transfigured world, where his own children may fear to touch him and his nightmares still hold sway. Jesse Goolsby casts backward and forward in time to track these unforgettable characters from childhood to parenthood, from redwood forests to open desert roads to the streets of Kabul. Hailed by Robert Olen Butler as a "major literary event," I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them is a work of disarming eloquence and heart-wrenching wisdom, and a debut novel from a writer to watch"--
Summary
Recent high school graduate Wintric Ellis joins the army and leaves his backwoods California hometown for deployment to Afghanistan, where he and his two closest friends, Dax and Torres, face an impossible decision that will haunt their lives when they return home
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10426913
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goolsby, Jesse
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Soldiers
  • Homecoming
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Target audience
adult
Label
I'd walk with my friends if I could find them, Jesse Goolsby
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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
1088368
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544380981
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544380981
  • (OCoLC)885225418
Label
I'd walk with my friends if I could find them, Jesse Goolsby
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
1088368
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544380981
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544380981
  • (OCoLC)885225418

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