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The Resource Montana 1948 : a novel, Larry Watson

Montana 1948 : a novel, Larry Watson

Label
Montana 1948 : a novel
Title
Montana 1948
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Larry Watson
Title variation
Montana nineteen forty-eight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them ..." So begins David Hayden' s story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David' s understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David' s uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens' Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations turn the family' s life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice
Summary
Story of the events of the summer of the author's 12th year, which altered his view of his family and the world forever
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1994.
  • Banta Award (Wisconsin), 1994.
Awards note
Milkweed National Fiction Prize
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
061213
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Montana
  • Boys
  • Montana
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Westerns
Target audience
adult
Label
Montana 1948 : a novel, Larry Watson
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
ocn148649293
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781571310613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)148649293
Label
Montana 1948 : a novel, Larry Watson
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
ocn148649293
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781571310613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)148649293

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