The Resource Off we go into the wild blue yonder : a novel, (electronic resource)

Off we go into the wild blue yonder : a novel, (electronic resource)

Label
Off we go into the wild blue yonder : a novel
Title
Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Title remainder
a novel
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Language
eng
Summary
Titled after the US Air Force song, this engaging debut explores the legacy of the Greatest Generation from the perspective of Generation Y, the fallout of war through the eyes of a pacifist, and the enduring human desire for love, adventure, truth, and understanding. Pensive in the wake of 9/11, a young man-our "correspondent between the past and the present"-launches a mission to reunite his beloved grandfather, an American bombardier, with Luddie, the woman who saved him during WWII. Armed only with the address on the back of an old photograph and his grandfather's memories, the young man begins writing letters to Luddie. Undaunted by her lack of response, the narrator travels to Poland with his girlfriend and grandfather. As they come closer to finding the site where the bombardier was shot down, the letters to Luddie become more personal and the saga of a family with a long and storied history emerges. Beautifully orchestrated and eloquently original, each sentence slowly builds upon the next in a charming style both poetic and engrossing. A tale of soldiers and saviors, of burning and bombing, of fathers and sons and brothers and lovers, this is also the story of what we find when we dare to revisit the past. Born in Iowa in 1979, Travis Nichols now lives in Chicago. An editor at the Poetry Foundation, his writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Believer, Details, Paste, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The Stranger. Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder is his first novel
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1979-
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Nichols, Travis
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Airmen
  • Americans
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Voyages and travels
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Off we go into the wild blue yonder : a novel, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11864700
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11864700
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11864700
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remote
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11864700
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Off we go into the wild blue yonder : a novel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11864700
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11864700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11864700
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11864700
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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